Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Cozy Sunday Afternoon

We finally got a new cap on the chimney of the fireplace and immediately put it to use...
Above is the fireplace from the big living room.

Below is from the sitting room...


And then there is this mess...
My goal in the near future is to turn this wall area into a built-in bookcase.

My Honey put his cat's tree in the middle of the sitting room. I rolled my eyes at that, but it doesn't really matter until I get the bookcase done and can get those piles of books and nick-nacks put away. That will give me room to move the cat tree into the corner. I had originally thought I wanted to repeat the red/marbled look behind the bookcase, but I'm almost thinking I would rather do a chocolate sueded look. The bookcase will be knotty pine to match the kitchen cabinets. I really want to get the last few indoor projects done up before the weather gets nice outside. I have major plans for redoing the outside of the house and cannot wait to get started on those.

12 comments:

Leah Fry said...

LOVE the stone fireplaces.

Mikey said...

I LOVE that fireplace!! You couldn't tear me away from that!!! Soooo nice!

ACountryCowgirl said...

I love fireplaces!! But I love your house:) I think the chocolate suede will look rockin:)

fernvalley01 said...

Love the fireplace and the bookshelf sounds perfect

Mrs Mom said...

Dude.. if I had *half* the talent for design and building that you do in your little finger.... I can't wait to see the wall and book case.

That fireplace is beautiful. You'd best curl up in front of it for me too ;)

Vaquerogirl said...

Looks soooo cozy!

cdncowgirl said...

Love the fireplace :)

I think chocolate suede will look awesome with the knotty pine.

Man oh man I wish I was able to do that kinda stuff... but its a disaster waiting to happen.

Paint Girl said...

Lovin' the fireplace! The rock is gorgeous!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Well just paint me jealous over here!! I SO wish I had a fireplace!!! Especially one that beautiful!! I'm thinkin that suede brown would look pretty awesome with the knotty pine!!

Kristen said...

LOVE those fireplaces! They look perfect for curling up infront of on a cold night!

Rising Rainbow said...

I can see a bookcase on that wall and I can see that you NEED a bookcase there. It'll look great.

oregonsunshine said...

We had built ins on the farm in Oregon in the office. *sigh* I miss that house!

Here, I had to buy a metric ton of cheap, Walmart bookcases for my husband as he has a lot of books (I have a lot too) and we were on a budget. Fortunately, the Walmart bookcases are sturdier than their Target counterparts. Oh, and I still don't have enough bookcases.

*sigh* Maybe next house...