progress amongst destruction.

one day my living room won't look like a construction zone. i suspect that will be in 2011. however, tonight progress was made--and not the fake kind of progress that is just preparation, but the real kind that gives results that somewhat resemble the end look.

hello new hearth tile. if only conan would finish the rest while we sleep...

the fireplace surround will get done tomorrow hopefully. then the mantle can get put back. that's what covers all the ugly beige cracked looking stuff.

it's hard to tell in the picture, but when we took down the giant mirror (see previous post) we found two more layers of wallpaper. old layers. that are much stickier and mangrier than the other wallpaper. that will be fun.

baby steps.


  1. I love the tile! Hopefully Conan did the rest of the work for you guys :)

  2. Wow, you guys are a two man wrecking and rehab crew. Are you for hire? :-)

  3. haha, conan did not finish. but jon did get the rest of the tile up.

    we may consider being hired when we're through with this, which will probably be in 2020. :D