Here's were we started on move in day:
So, the destruction and rebuild began:
The tiles were stripped and the box was straightened out and brought up to the ceiling:
In order not to waste space, we added some bookshelves on each side:
And, added a nice mantle:
I originally wanted to put down some marble tiles to save money, but it never seemed to come together quite right:
This weekend, we finally got to putting the finishing coats on the shelves and the mantle. Next up. . . the walls and full reveal!