Since we did the fireplace on Sunday and it went rather quickly I thought that while I had a few seconds I would show you how it came out. I want to thank you for all your visits and comments about my family room redo and hopefully I am not boring you with this project and hopefully I will show you the ENTIRE room one day! :)
Anyway, I have always loved the plank walls that I see in old cottages and homes and even faked one in my kitchen that you can see here if you have a minute.
Knowing that hubby was not up to doing another wall again, especially after putting in the floors and everything else that he has been so graciously helping me with, I decided that just a partial plank wall will do, and what better spot for one than over the fireplace.
It was pretty easy to do, well, it looked pretty easy to do since I observed most of the time.
We, or he, just cut the boards to length, trimmed the top and bottom boards so they looked even and then nailed them up!
I then slapped on some leftover paint and hung up my treasures.
I love how it turned out and it adds another, what I feel, beachy texture to the room and makes the fireplace seem a bit more interesting.
The 'old' fishing net I got at TJ Maxx along with the bigger sand bird.
The starfish and beach grass I shopped from the house.
But see the little sand bird?
Isn't he cute?!
My friend Anita from Going A Little Coastal asked me were I had picked up the larger bird. I told her where and mentioned that it would have been great if they had different sizes.
being the sweet gal that she is, when she picked up her sand bird she told me that there were indeed different sizes and brought home this little guy to send to me!!! :)
I love him!
She also sent me this amazing smelling candle that smells like the sea!!
Thank you SO much again Anita, he is perfect with his big brother!!! :)
This week in between taxing the kids around I am tackling this mess!
This would be our bonus room or grave yard of all things not needed at the time.
My goal is to make it a tropical sitting room for the kids.
I will be back Thursday to join the adorable Sarah from Modern Country Style and her
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