I’m so happy that I am finally getting around to sharing pictures of our incredible built-ins! I am so very proud of these and so blessed that we had wonderful family to install it for us! I have to say that my husband is very talented. A landscape designer previously in life has given him an innate ability to architect ideas into reality. He saw a need and built an amazing dream come true! As you can see with these before pictures from when we first moved into the house we had a fireplace that we used 3 times since we moved in. Matt said “why don’t we just rip it out?” Rip it out? WHAT? I am of the mindset that you sort of conform to what you have. He’s an out of the box thinker. So with his idea in tow we decided to go forward with using the space based on our realistic needs and not what we rarely use.

Enter the most amazing Father-In-Love and said fellows amazing friend. Bob & Jim drove from Florida and spent a week living in the construction zone they created and transformed our living room right before our very eyes! Tedious work, attention to every last detail, careful placement and expert craftsmanship. They made a masterpiece.

We couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Matt’s idea to use drywall instead of wood to outline the built-ins was incredible.

We struggled a little at first with styling the bookshelves. We pinned A LOT of pins for ideas and re-organized them a few times. I’m really happy with the way they look now. But I’m also excited to add more pops of color in the summertime. As you can see we have the same trusty couch that we’ve had since the beginning of time. It has been great but I’m excited to say we’ve bought a new fabulous couch that I can’t wait to show you!!! We have it on special order and should be getting it by April. I will post pictures once we get it!

So what do you think?? Is it amazing or what??

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