Wednesday, February 1, 2012

~Old/New Fireplace~


We started with an old door that I would not get rid of...now I know why...

Here is the door already cut for the sides and the bedposts from a bed that was mine as a child....

An old coffee table that we ripped apart.  We used the front and sides for the mantle.....


And here is the man that makes it all happen,  how I love him so.....






TaDaaah......the finished project to hide that old ugly wall mount gas stove that we only use when the power goes out.  It sure has come in handy! 

 A few years ago, our heating part went out on our heating /cooling unit.  Instead of going into debt...we decided to wait until our taxes were done to pay for a whole new unit.  We have another wall mount downstairs along with this one that heated our home for 3 months. 

Now it isn't as much an eye sore.  I plan to paint the stove white with a high heat paint soon...so that'll be another project to come.  Stay tuned....


I added moulding to the front...it didn't look finished to me until I did.  Ahhh, much better!  Love it...and the curtains I already had.  So this total project cost me a big FAT zero!




The hall where it is...this is the view from our livingroom.  Now isn't that a much prettier view?


13 comments:

  1. Awesome job Melanie! I love the look. You have a good man.

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  2. Wow Melanie, that was a nice project and it turned out really great! You two do good work together! Are you the "gopher" go for this go for that!! LOL.. I always am when we do a project!

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  3. Only you MEL, could make something like that a fabulous focal point. Love Mike working in his jammie bottoms. hehe. So cute.

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  4. That is so cool!!!!! My hubby always works in his pjs and then forgets and runs to lowes and I have to remind him to put on REAL pants...
    Karin

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  5. Stunning!! What a great guy to have beside you!! The view is perfect now from those other gorgeous rooms!!!

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  6. Thanks ladies....Mike is definitely a keeper as I say...even though we bicker all the while we are making something. I guess that's what has made our marriage so strong...cause we laugh afterwards and make fun of eachother for it. Plus the kissing and making up isn't too bad either.

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  7. That is a fantastic idea. Very creative solution to something you didn't like looking at.

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  8. Wow! Never would have thought of that. Looks great!

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  9. Wow, that fireplace mantel is gorgeous Melanie !! I just found your blog through Facebook, I've been a big fan of your house through Rate My Space !! I'd love to follow your blog now also !!
    XoXo ~
    Benita

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  10. this is so awesome, melanie!--and pretty! your husband did a great job!

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  11. My birthday is on 2/02 ground hogs day! Nice to see you also celebrate on that day too!

    Love all the pink and shabby chic is my all time favorite style. I just became a follower and invite you to follow me at Decorated Chaos.
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

    -Jennifer

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Thank you so much for stopping in...I love hearing from you! Hugs, Melanie