Friday, February 3, 2012

TV Wall remodel!

A little after the new year, Mike and I were discussing this TV wall. We were sitting on the couch, having good conversation and lightly talked about filling in this wall. Before I knew it, Mike was ripping out the fireplace and setting up his last free week for the year (yes the whole 2012 year) to remodel this wall. It was actually quite a smart move for us. The fireplace, that was electric, wasn't working right any more and to be honest the alcove wasn't that ascetically pleasing. In thoughts of one day selling the house, we thought that by mounting the TV it would give more people a choice with what TV size they wanted. 

So here we went! As you can see, he had already started ripping the fireplace out before I got our "before shot"

Here it is...all taken out!

We thought about putting in a recessed desk, but with the time frame we had to get it done, and having no where else to put a TV cable, filling it in was the way to go

A church friend of ours came over and helped much the second day. They framed it out and started getting the wires all sorted out.

Had to leave our mark. Who knows if some day someone might see that again!

Starting to fill it in. I believe that was the third night. You can see PVC piping to carry the wires from a TV stand up to the TV so they wouldn't show.

I helped mike cut out the dry wall. We were so excited to get it up, that after we drilled it in a few places we realized we left our flash light in there! Oh well we thought, but then saw there were some must needed tools in there too. Nice one hun!

All filled in! Now we had to pay someone to come mud it and texture it. We have a very strange textured wall and didn't feel comfortable doing it ourselves. 

All done and textured! Now to just paint it...

THERE IS THE FINISHED PRODUCT!! We are so stoked about it! It makes the room look so much bigger and more open! I started this huge paint job, not expecting mike to help, but he ended up taking charge and we finished it in 2 days. Poor kids were neglected some and Everett had enough of the exersaucer...but we got it done!!

Just a little side note...I made these "taco cupcakes" the other night by following a recipe HERE

They were SO easy and SO good to eat! Definitely make these more often!


Casey Martinez said...

Thank you for the link to the taco cupcakes as you know that I will def. be making them soon:). I swear I ate better at your house than I have eaten in months so thank you for that!! I LOVE the after and even noticed the warmth of the wall color from the before and after shots. The butter color really gives off a nice feel. I was in Heaven in your casa this week Elissa. So cozy and homey. You guys have done a great job! I miss yah already:)

Kaylee said...

That wall looks AWESOME!! Great work!!!