white fireplace

The Most Beautiful Piece of Artwork Ever!

After much waiting... (okay, only a very little amount of waiting)... the new art work for the mantle has arrived (sound the trumpets!).  I saw the huge box sitting outside my front door while pulling into the driveway from an IKEA run and ran, ran, ran to the door to...

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Dressing a Mantle

After taking down all my Christmas mantle gear, I realized that my mantle was naked!  This was all I had left (I kept the Christmas tree because I thought it could pass for winter and not Christmas... maybe...maybe not). My mantel needed some love so I headed over to...

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Hand Scraped Floors

Our family room is coming along and a big piece of that was replacing the yucky carpet that was in the house when we moved in.  Here is a before picture: We decided to replace the carpet with hardwood which was a hard decision because my husband likes carpet since...

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Quick Halloween Garland

Two posts in one day?!?!? Hurricane Sandy has made it a "Why not!" Because of the hurricane, I also put together a quick Halloween garland for our fireplace. The mantle is still ugly white but at least now it's got some bling! It was super easy to put this garland...

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White Fireplace + Gray Walls = Happiness!

We are finished painting the family room and if I do say so myself, it turned out great!  Here is a before shot: As you can see, it's quite BLAH in there.  And here is an after: The after is much lighter and cooler and not as dated and drab as before.  The mantle is...

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I’m Sandra and I’ve renovated 7 houses over the last 20 years.  I’m an attorney by trade but home renovation is my real passion.  Thanks for following along as I renovate yet another space.  I hope you get some ideas and inspiration!