January 18, 2015 Leave a comment
It ended up being the right time to renovate the family room. The room had a red brick fireplace with dark mortar, and wainscoting that was made from oak flooring vertical on the walls. The project started as a simple placement of a TV above the fireplace and quickly spiraled into a full room update. When I went to install the wires in the wall for the TV I could not easily access the wall behind the wainscot. The previous owner had replaced the sheetrock under the oak with 1/2 ply nailed with a framing nailer. Then the flooring was liquid nailed and nailed to the plywood. After a lot of nail pulling and replacement sheetrock I matched the wainscot from the home theater with a Sapele chair rail. For the fireplace I used a stack stone veneer and brought it all the way to the ceiling. The hearth is bluestone and the mantle is a solid walnut beam I bought from the same guy near by that milled my tree last year. The final pieces were new furniture and a gas log set. This is quickly is becoming our favorite room.