Just when you start to feel like you’re on top of things, week four of the challenge pops up out of no where! This week we made some progress on our master bedroom, and specifically with the DIY built in fireplace.
We don’t have any need for a dresser in our room, so we had some empty wall space and I’ve been dreaming of a fireplace in our room since our last home. So this time, we jumped on it!
We started off by taping off everything for size and decided to center it between the doors instead of on the wall, so when the doors are open (which is often) everything looks symmetrical.
After we agreed on a size, it was time to get to framing! We kept it super simple and framed it out about 52″ wide and 8″ deep. The insert we got needed a 6″ cavity, so we had room to spare without the structure taking up too much space.
This is the insert we bought!
We couldn’t help ourselves and had to try out the fireplace, you know, to make sure it fit and all, before moving on to finishing everything up.
I am SO excited to get it all done and get to enjoy this this winter! Such an easy and budget friendly solution if you can’t run a gas insert or real fireplace in a space.
The next step is what we’re just finishing up – adding the horizontal tongue and groove going up the whole frame.
Anddd the last part I’d love to hear your vote on! We have four paint samples up and are having trouble choosing. I think we are going to end up using the top left on the doors so I’d love to add some dimension and put a different color up on the fireplace, but what do you think?
Decisions decisions… I think I know which one I’m leaning towards, but I think my husband Matt has a different front runner. Luckily we don’t have too much time to think about it so we’ll have to make a quick decision and roll with it! In the end, it’s only paint 🙂
Be sure to check out all of the amazing designers and participants progress this week over on the One Room Challenge blog! Tons of inspiration, especially now that we’re getting so close to the finish line!
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