The last true eyesore (inside the house) is gone. Say farewell to our 1970's shelves and ugly brick fireplace and brass cover.
First, our man Jesse ripped out all the old shelving and mantel.
ahh...better already, right?
A little drywall and texture, custom cabinets and shelves, new mantel, crown moulding, painted brick, and voila! ("voila" took several days, I make it sound easy. Like we did anything anyways. I did paint the brick. Go me)
We got rid of the heavy wooden blinds (shown here), too. I'm sure they cost a fortune. Now they are garbage. Sorry old owners. Now if only I had new wood floors and new (un-ugly) kitchen counter tops. We'll get this house in shape soon enough. This was a huge step. :)