Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fireplace Makeover: Phase 3 (Construction)

Pin It Phase I was demolition. Phase II was installation. After demolition and installation, came...CONSTRUCTION! This included studding out the wall around the fireplace insert, wiring for electricity and technology, and putting up the actual wall. Oh, boy! With the ceiling angle and the crazy corners, it was not a simple task. We spent several months before starting this phase, because we weren't quite sure what approach to take. Here is what we went with...

After the studs were up and the wiring in, there was a lot of discussion to determine the material for the wall. Drywall? Beadboard? Tongue & groove? We opted for the same 8" horizontal tongue and groove pine board treatment that we used on the master bedroom closets...

Here it is with the tongue and groove installed and the outlets and wiring in place...

You'll notice that the tongue and groove is pine, while the cabinetry is oak. Not a problem! That all gets remedied in the next phase...paint!

Let's recap, shall we?...

            Before                                     Phase I: Demolition

 Phase II: Installation                                                  Phase III: Construction

Stay tuned for...
Phase IV: Paint

NOTE TO READER: We're getting there! Thanks for staying with me. It took us 8 months to complete it, so it will take a few days to show the entire transformation. It was definitely a process!!


  1. I love the tongue and groove boards!! It is all coming together and yes...I so understand about getting things completed. Amy you guys have done a great job and still going. Love it...can't wait to see it all!!


  2. I am getting excited for this reveal... your progress is amazing! You are chalk full of talent & motivation!

  3. I know you didn't paint it. So, I'm anxious to see what you did do. Too good a grade to paint. I'm sure. And we don't paint wood. Right??? ~Mindy

  4. ** sigh ** There's my FAVOURITE door again.... :o) !

    I'm really enjoying the blow by blow Amy & can't wait to see the next step....paint'....!!

    Tamarah :o)

  5. Its looking so good! I can't believe how far it's come!

  6. lookin' good!
    i know what you mean about taking months to complete...our kitchen was over a year! that's what happens when you're a DIY! it sure does save money though. ;)

    judi ;)

  7. I too love the tongue and groove boards. The corner cabinets are a nice touch to the area and I love the extra detail you added to them on the lower sides. Beautiful!
    Can't wait to see the finished piece!

  8. I can't wait to see the painted project. I keep studying the detail and trying to picture in my head what it's going to look like.

    Great choice with the tongue and groove.

  9. I see some lovely vintage white painted corbels in the photo...part of the final plan?

  10. Oh it is looking fabulous and I love the builtins too. Great storage and so much character for the room. Gorgeous so far. Can't wait to see it all finished. Hugs, Marty


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