Category Archives: Mantels
Last time we were in this living room, I showed you the fireplace and mantel area that was transformed with paint and fabric. (click here to see that transformation) I also showed you how the saddle is displayed by the fireplace, and the wonderful sign they made from old fence boards featuring a horse theme with parts of a verse from the book of Job. (click here to see more about that)
On the other side of the living room…
Just like the rest of the darling antique craftsman style house, the ‘after’ pics speak volumes to the click here to read the rest of the story…
Here is the before and after of the amazing attic… this is the living room, that’s the room below the attic…
Well, it really isn’t even fair to call it a ‘remodel’ because it was just an attic with a little hatch in the ceiling of the 2nd floor for access.
Then once up there, it was completely unfinished space with insulation on the floor.
Whose house is it?
Well, it’s my son’s house in Columbus, Ohio. This is a vintage circa 1930’s duplex in the Grandview area of Columbus.
don’t have any before pics, just updated with the one before pic… and here are a few details of his amazing work and creativity, and how he transformed this completely unused space into a remarkable whole other additional floor with 3 more rooms to add to his house!
I just have to start by saying although this probably isn’t the way most people would start, my son is quite adventurous and willing to try just about anything, usually approaching a project and ‘figuring it out’ as he goes along… This was no exception to that system he’s perfected… (and by the way, he’s not a carpenter by trade, he’s an engineer… and specializes in computer software, but honestly, can do just about anything you put before him… ok, enough bragging)
So as the story goes, one evening when a couple buddies were over, click here to read the rest of the story…
Can you believe it? The same fireplace in in both these pictures, and no structural changes were made… just a little bit of paint and fabric… and elbow grease.
Yes, this is what they started out with: click here to read the rest of the story…
In the family room at ‘Our House’ I recently installed a fireplace and brick chimney chase all by myself!
You maybe noticed it in this picture I showed you a little bit ago when I told you how I turned these plantation shutters I found on Craigslist into a giant folding screen behind the sectional.
Well, there on the right is the brick chimney and fireplace I installed, all totally on my own.