Sunday, August 12, 2012

Come on, Baby, light my fire

Or not. 

We have three fireplaces in the house.

None of them are usable.

One hundred years ago, they were the only heat source for the house.

A year ago, the fireplace looked like this:


So far, the only thing that's changed is the wall color.


The fireplace surround photographs well...





But up close and personal, it's still sponge painted circa 1980-something.

The little girls have a fireplace in their room, too...





My heart broke to discover someone years ago drilled the cover

We still haven't gotten around to repairing it. One day.

Leelee's fireplace also had some fabulous 1980s touches

And it's been my place to experiment






And enjoy the little details





One room at a time. One project at a time. One fireplace at a time.





 

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9 comments:

  1. Your going to be busy for awhile girl. Thanks for joining me.

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  2. Sounds like a dream house to me - and dream projects!
    I also live in a 100 year old ( but mine is a Victorian Flat )
    Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you come by for a visit and follow back when you can:)
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  3. Oh my goodness ... you have a BIG project ahead of you!!! How fun tho and I can't wait to see what you end up doing with them! So glad that you shared them with us at The "Sunday Stop"!
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  4. Wow, how fun to have so many. It would give you ample opportunity to play around, especially if you weren't happy with them as they were! Thanks for sharing!
    Liz

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  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment about my herb wreath :) I just love those fireplaces...the house must be amazing!!
    Shelley http://www.sewanddipity.com

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  6. Oh wow, I really like Leelee's fireplace! Can't wait to see what else you come up with. I'm now a follower!

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  7. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, and Gorgeous! Seriously, those are amazing! My project for the fall is to overhaul our fireplace... I can't wait to decorate if for the seasons.

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  8. Gotta love the challenges of living in an older house, but that's why we choose them! Lots of potential there -- anxious to see what you do with them. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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Thanks and have a great day!