Friday, January 15, 2010

I Want a Fireplace!

I told myself that my kitchen would be the last big investment in my condo...I'm not going to live there forever, you know. BUT, lately, I've been dreaming about doing a couple of other projects. I mean, now with the economy the way it is, I won't be moving any time soon. My dad is going to read this and roll his eyes and call me crazy because:

I want a fireplace.

I know that my living room is teeny, but I keep thinking that I could build a false wall, install a fireplace and also wire for my flatscreen tv! How smart is that???

And just look at all of these beauties. Wouldn't YOU want one, too???

{all images are Candice Olson designs}

And don't worry, Dad. I won't scare you with talk of the new shower I want...YET.


8 comments:

laurelstreet said...

Go for it! Nothing says home like a fireplace.

America's Bridget Jones said...

JJ - I knew I recognized some of those shots...I love her show!!!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

these are awesome! You can do a faux fireplace. I know it's not the same but if you can find a really nice mantle at antique stores and salvage yards - fix it up and nail it to the wall. (My mother used to do this a lot she had a few at her old house and I regret not grabbing at least one to bring with me after she passed away.) I second the notion GO FOR IT! ox

Nahl said...

Soooo gorgeous!

Noelle said...

i love fireplaces! you can get a very nice plug-in fireplace from home depot or lowes for around $500 to $700! they look awesome! and the nice thing is...they're portable so when you do move...you can TAKE IT WITH YOU! seriously, check them out!

let us know what you decide!

Bianca said...

I love it! You should do it. Then small group meetings would TOTALLY be at your house :)

Salt said...

I have ALWAYS wanted a fireplace. When we move into a home that is one of the main things I am looking for. All those pictures are fantastic and make me wish my apartment didn't suck so hard. :)

Deidra said...

Fireplaces rock! We have two and they are far from beautiful...but still wonderful!