The existing den had a wood fireplace and some wood veneer built-ins around it.
Nate began the tear out while I was working on the dining room wainscoting.
|TEARING OUT THE DRYWALL.|
You can see how much room was above the original built-ins that was just covered up with drywall. We decided to keep the built-ins at each side and eventually add height to them and paint them to match the rest of the trim in our house. The wood surround and mantel around the fireplace was easily removed as it was just a veneer over the drywall.
|NEW DRYWALL COVERING THE OPENING|
|PATCHED AND READY TO PAINT. LOVING THE NEW FLOORS TOO!|
First, we had to paint. We decided to go with a color called "Gun Metal Gray" by Benjamin Moore that had a hint of blue in it. We really wanted to go darker in this room to create the comfy, cozy feeling that we were going for. The built-ins were painted "Cloud White" by Benjamin Moore to match everything else that we painted with this off-white color. We also needed to mount our cedar mantel that we had beat up with some chains and hammers in the garage to give it a little "character". It was also a great stress reliever!
|JOSE WORKING HARD ON THE STONE FIREPLACE|
|OUR SMILING MASONS, JOSE AND NATALIO|
|BEFORE THE CEDAR TOPS ON THE CABINETS, BUT ALMOST FINISHED|
Get ready for the Before and After!!!