In the remodel, the original living room became the new dining room—large enough to accommodate a crowd for lodge-style sit-down dinners. The antique dining chairs are from a Victorian farmhouse in Missouri.
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Idea for dealing with cable box with tv over mantle
Mantle decor/ love the framed chalkboard idea for decorating
Love the shelves on either side of the fireplace...will need something similar for the new house!
love this fireplace makeover - the planked surround, the chunky mantel, the whitewashed bricks - so cute!!!
How to whitewash bricks using Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White. Leaves a flat, chalky finish that looks more authentic than latex paint. Thin to half water, half paint.
DIY mantle... Like the variety of vases and something different on the other end.
Holds cable box and everything else you need to go along with the t.v. above the mantle and it looks nice.