I know. I'm only a decade or so late.
Did you hear it screaming?
When you live in a house built nearly 50 years ago there is some updating needed. I've been trying to drag our home into the new century since before it started. When a couple are raising children, home schooling, working, coaching, writing a book and caring for aging relatives remodeling gets pushed aside but finally I'm getting some things done I've had on mind for oh, a mere 18 yrs. or so. Patience is a virtue....darn it.
I knew what it needed. It needed built in bookshelves on either side of the fireplace. A new mantle. It needed to lose the cluttered outdated entertainment center.
This is it after I emptied it, you should have seen it before. Scary...
It needed a big dose of chic that
wouldn't break the bank. So a carpenter friend built me these beautiful units that were just what the decorating doctor ordered.
Aren't they gorgeous?
Yes, I know you are distracted by the ugly fireplace and smoke stains. I'm getting to that...