89 / 365 New fire place – Before and After photos

Last weekย our living room looked like this:

then Ant phones from work and says, what do you think about putting the TV on the wall and getting a fire surround.

Now our room looks like this:

Today’s 365 photo

and I. LOVE. IT. ๐Ÿ™‚

We spent the morning shopping for new ornaments; probably the best way to spend a morning, if you’re me! (not so much if you’re Ant!!) and I have to say, The Range just may be my new favourite shop.
It was hard to choose because there’s so much to choose from!

I can’t wait to start on our kitchen once the kids have gone away for the week on Easter Sunday.
It’s going to be a lot of work but I know it’s going to be totally worth it. I’ve been wanting to do something drastic with the kitchen for ages and I can now finally get it done ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. TheBoyandMe 7th April 2012 at 9:34 pm

    That is such a transformation, so 'grown-up' now and organised. Good man that Ant!

    Thanks for linking up

  2. Shell Louise 1st April 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Thank you everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ClaireEJ 1st April 2012 at 5:18 pm

    What a difference! Fast movers you two ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Nicky @ Awesomeville 1st April 2012 at 8:48 am

    very nice! love how it turned out!

  5. Claire 1st April 2012 at 8:44 am

    That is beautiful! I have been thinking about putting a fire surround underneath our TV which is on the wall but I didn't think it would look right. You have proved me wrong! I can start pestering hubby to go fire surround shopping now lol

    1. Shell Louise 1st April 2012 at 9:34 pm

      We got the fire surround from Ebay. We won the auction at ยฃ22 ๐Ÿ™‚ I had been planning to get a brand new one from B&Q but I'm so pleased I checked Ebay first!

  6. Mummy Vs Work 1st April 2012 at 8:29 am

    What a transformation! Its amazing!

  7. Notmyyearoff 1st April 2012 at 7:45 am

    That's a brilliant makeover, gives the room a whole new look'

  8. gidders1 1st April 2012 at 7:36 am

    I'm looking at this with my nearly three yr old, and she commented WOW, but make sure Santa doesn't burn his bottom ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

  9. Nikki 1st April 2012 at 6:30 am

    That is an amazing transformation! Looks great!

  10. Coombe Mill 31st March 2012 at 11:50 pm

    It hardly looks like the same wall! Make sure you make time to relax in there now!

  11. Susan Hetherington 31st March 2012 at 11:25 pm

    That is great. Still a beautiful family room but a great new look. Can't wait to see what you do to the kitchen

  12. Mummy Mishaps 31st March 2012 at 11:10 pm

    wow!!! thats ana amazing transformation!! I really like the new arrangement! very modern x

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