What a week! It’s Week 4 of the One Room Challenge…we’re halfway, folks! I certainly don’t feel halfway done. I’m hoping that by tackling the plans for the Fireplace Wall Build that I can get much farther ahead than I am right now.
Who Wants a Fireplace Wall?
I do! I do! Annnnnd…apparently so does everyone else on Instagram. That’s great–that means I’m in line with the times. It’s also great for planning. I didn’t have to go far for inspiration and varied design. I’m going to add a few accounts that really helped me walk through the planning process.
Jonelle of @jonellelovesdiy is a chick worth watching. Not only does she show the process in stories, but she’s constantly building, so you can find a ton of inspo! Her fireplace build caught my eye last spring, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it!
Melissa of @melissa_designsceo has a ton of inspo on her page. It was the floating shelves I had on my mind, alongside the fireplace wall build that made me zone in on her one video. But, don’t worry, she’s got a ton of projects that all have their own style for you to browse.
The company Would Wood Work @wouldwoodworkllc focuses on woodwork & carpentry in the Atlanta area. Their mantle build was an awesome success, and it became a favorite of mine. They’ve just got some great projects to check out.
Ashley of @brunoandlibby always has great inspo for customized DIY projects. I appreciated watching the planning phase of her project, as well as the detail she put into capturing the entire build.
My Own Process
I drew out the plans. I created the look on the wall with tape. I changed my mind.
I called hubs into discuss. We measured, discussed, argued, re-measured.
I took down the tape.
I spent LOTS of time with measurements, drawings, checklists and shopping lists.
I re-taped the wall with the measurements I planned for.
I did a cartwheel…or five. And a handstand. And some yoga poses. I mean, if you can’t celebrate working through DIY designs, what CAN you celebrate?!?!
This fireplace wall is happening! Check Instagram for the latest updates–and cartwheels! I’m off to buy wood for this project! Wish me luck.
Week 3: Shelf Styling 101
Week 2: The Black Built In
Week 1: Basement Makeover Mood Board