Almost four years ago, we acquired The Bungalow. The living room fireplace surround looked like this right before the closing:
After painting and placing utility bookshelves where we wanted to create built-in bookcases in the future, we lived with the fireplace surround looking like this:
After much thought and many other more important home projects, Eric got on building the built-in bookcases last month. Now, the space looks like this:
High-five, Eric! My comments upon completion: "I would totally pin that on a Pinterest Board."