The leak had been found and repaired. A hole was cut in the wall behind our master bathroom vanity to get to the pipe and also a large hole in the ceiling of the downstairs bedroom. We just have to have the drywall guy mud and tape the hole and our painter will need to come back to repaint the ceiling in that area. On a positive note about the water leak incident: the carpet had not yet gone down in that room so no flooring was damaged.
I wanted to share an area of the living room with you that is 100% done and lookin' good. Our fireplace and built in shelves are perfect. I am really looking forward to putting books and pretty accessories on those white glossy shelves.
Staying true to our love of craftsman, the fireplace has clean lines and nice trim details.
We have 3 shelves on either side of the fireplace, plenty of room for all my pottery bowls and books! The shelves and all the trim in the house are painted with a glossy acrylic paint to make them really shine
Once the paper comes off the floor we will be able to see the gorgeous wide plank woods floors next to the white trim. We opted to go with an electric fireplace because we didn't want to add in propane since we already have geothermal as our heat source. Although I love the look and sound of a wood fireplace, I didn't want to deal with the clean up and messing with the indoor air quality
This tile was a bargain from Home Depot. We had been looking all over for the right tile (in our budget). The only tile I found I liked was $43 a sq ft (waaaayy out of our budget). These 12"x12" sheets were only $4.20 a sq ft. Score!
The moulding details really make the fireplace one of a kind. We designed the trim work with our carpenter. I found inspiration from other fireplaces I had cut from magazines or found on other blogs.
I can see us sitting in front of the fireplace, drinking hot cocoa. We will most likely be sitting on the floor for a while since we have zero living room furniture.
One day a flat screen TV will adorn the wall above the fireplace. Even though it will be a while before the living room design style comes together, I am just so pleased with how it looks. The finished product is just what we wanted.