Fireplace Updates

Morning friends!

Lately, I have done a lot of talking about our kitchen. So much so, that I nearly forgot to fill you in on our dining area. It’s right next to the kitchen and our farmhouse table magically fits perfectly in front of our large fireplace. It’s a cozy space, but it will be a functional space soon too. We’ve commissioned our woodworker to build a large built-in to house a TV, a few bookshelves, and most importantly, a mantle.

As a refresher, this is what the space looked liked when we bought the place…

brick fireplace renovation

And this is where we are now…

brick fireplace renovation

brick fireplace renovation

We’re pretty pumped about the plans. Here they are in google sketch-up form.

The back of the built-ins will be open as we want as much brick to show as possible and the style will be somewhat similar to our kitchen island, except the built-ins will be painted white (Benjamin Moore’s white dove to be exact). The top shelf will hold our TV, the middle will house books, and the bottom cabinet will be storage for placements, napkins, and extra dishes. We are thinking practical is our first priority.

How did we come up with this layout? We played with painter’s tape for weeks, adjusting the size and dimensions of the potential built-in. When we finally landed on a layout we were happy with, we had our woodworker come and take final measurements, and all that’s left to do is wait…

The good news is our mantle should be in this weekend, which means photos to come next week! Stay-tuned…

12 thoughts on “Fireplace Updates

  1. Joy | Frock Files Said:

    Oh, gorgeous! I love built ins, I love fireplaces, and Benjamin Moore’s White Dove is my favorite. So once this is done, I might just die. :)

  2. Skye Said:

    That is going to look so nice! Can’t wait to see pictures! We have the white dove in our kitchen :) I love its warmth.

  3. Holly C. Said:

    I think the new design will fit perfectly in that space. I look forward to seeing how it all comes together!

  4. Jenn Leigh Said:

    I can’t wait to see this project finished! I love the idea of leaving the back of the shelves open to the brick!

  5. Laura Said:

    Awe. Some.

  6. Laney Said:

    I love the idea of keeping the back open to the brick. Can’t wait to see it done!

  7. Heather Said:

    Love it!! What’s the room on the other side of the fireplace? You said you’re putting your TV in the built-in, but that’s where your dining room is, right? Where is your living room? Loving your kitchen so far… can’t wait to see more!

  8. Mara Smith Said:

    No post for 10 days. Hope all is well! I love reading your blog, so that’s why that sounds so stalkerish. Ha!

  9. Patti Said:

    Where did you go??? Miss your progress.

  10. Judy Said:

    Can’t stand the suspence…..:)

  11. Amanda Said:

    Miss your updates! :) Love following your house progress! It looks amazing already.

  12. TraceyF Said:

    I’ve also been wondering where you’ve been?! Not like you to be out of touch for so long…hope all is well.


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