Family Room Makeover Part 4: AirStone Fireplace Makeover

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Now comes the fun part.  The AirStone fireplace paired with the wood mantel and the white IKEA Billy Bookcase “built-ins) is absolutely stunning and completely changed the whole look and feel of our family room.  Not only do we have more storage than we will ever need – we now have a focal point in {…Read More…}





Family Room Makeover Part 3: Building the Mantel

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So I started out showing you how we added some IKEA Billy Bookcases on either side of the fireplace and how we are attempting to make them look built-in.  Then yesterday I showed you how we framed out the fireplace surround and added wood to the fireplace hearth.  Well today we are moving onto the {…Read More…}





Family Room Makeover Part 2: Framing Out the Fireplace

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So yesterday I left you with some Billy Bookcases from IKEA built, and secured to the wall.  Now we are able to start the fireplace makeover preparations.  The bookcases needed to be installed first so that we could get an accurate measurement for how wide the fireplace would be. Yesterday I showed you my inspiration {…Read More…}





Family Room Makeover Part 1: Installing IKEA BILLY Bookcases

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I have been hard at work getting my garage all organized before the cold weather begins.  I then moved indoors and got my mudroom in order, which has made such a huge difference for my sanity now that we have some organization.  If you follow me on Instagram you know I took a couple of {…Read More…}