We Built A Hearth!

I am officially back from my blog hiatus!  During my time gone, Matthew and I have done so much to our house!  We have renovated the front room and built our very own hearth.  Matthew built it all by himself!  I am so proud of him!  It looks so rustic and amazing.  I love it!!

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Before we began our project, Matthew created a model of it in SketchUp.  This was what we wanted to final project to look like.  We eventually went a different route with the mantle and I am so glad we did!

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The beginning of the front room.  This is what it looked like when we first moved in.  We immediately decided we would put the hearth in the back left corner.  That is the wall that touches our bedroom.

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We wanted the hearth to have a rustic look, so we went with the wooden mantle and I am obsessed!  Our house is so warm now!!!  Our first major house project is finished and I couldn’t be any happier.  We painted the bricks with concrete dye to get the different shades of gray.  Matthew shaved down the concrete and that exposed these little rocks in it which gave it a granite look.  It is gorgeous!  Be ready for some more home renovation blogs in the future!  I love our lil fixer upper!

With Love,

Quiet Girl

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