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Display Name: KERB
Member Since: 8/4/11

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Zach and Rachel's Evolving San Diego Loft House Tour
11/27/13 09:26 PM

Wow! The previous owners of our house painted the brick fireplace with a white, high-gloss paint. My husband and I love brick and had the brilliant idea of trying to recover the natural brick surface. After 32.5 hours of DIY'ing with rags, chemicals, power tools, a toothbrush and a very hand father-in-law (God, I love him!) we found what we were looking for: brick. I love it! But, I see this and I'm wondering what we were thinking? High-five on a job well done!


Before & After: Molly's Family Room Fireplace Makeover
9/22/11 03:20 PM

@Miami's Elaine. I chuckled when reading your post. I have quite the opposite situation. My neighbors to the left AND right (both single, middle aged women) will ONLY talk to my husband. I assure you this is not a cultural issue. But, we have had a few good laughs at their desperate attempts to get his attention.

In my case, the grass is greener on the other side (of the street)! We adore our neighbors across the street. Their latest act of kindness:
They didn't see us all day Saturday and in fear we were not in town, they moved our hanging plants and lawn furniture in to our screened-in porch in preparation of Hurricane Irene.

Need I say more?


Are You a Good Neighbor?
8/29/11 10:09 PM

Love! Quick question, did you do the same thing on the opposite side?


Before & After: A Terrific Faux Transom Transformation
In My Own Style

8/29/11 06:41 PM

I can relate. My husband and I went through the exact same thing. We have built in bookcases on either side of our fireplace and picture windows above each bookcase making the placement of our TV even more difficult. In the end, we opted to put the TV in a different room (a den/family room) and let the fireplace be the focal point of it's room. It was the best decision we made. In the winter we watch far less TV because we would rather be in front of the fireplace. And the best part, we actually talk about our day instead of zoning out in front of a week night lineup.

BUT, because you asked about placement of your TV in this particular room, I won't make other suggestions like putting it in that front room just beyond those columns, I will stick to answering your Good Question.

First, a definite NO is putting it between the columns. The only way it could work would be to close that wall up, but closing that wall will most likely mess with the flow of your first floor. Not worth it for a TV.

Now my suggestion...

My aunt and uncle just put in symmetrical built ins on either side of their fireplace and put the TV in the cabinet part of the built in. Brilliant! It hides the cords and because it's behind cabinet doors they can even hide the TV if they want.


Alternatives to Placing TV Above the Fireplace?
Good Questions

8/4/11 07:17 PM