Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thankful For Believing in Myself

Today I am thankful my parents taught me to believe in myself and that I can do anything I put my mind to.

A few months ago, after being stuck in the house for way too many days on end, I decided to demolish our fireplace surround. I took a crowbar and took down the mantel and then a hammer to all of the tile and took it all out. I did all of this while Mark was at work, he came home to quite the surprise.

This might seem crazy, and it was, but I totally believed that I could redo the surround to make it look like what I wanted.

After multiple attempts, I got frustrated and lost interest. So...for 6 months we have been without a mantel or tile. I am sure you can see it in some of my photos.

Well today my drive came back and I started working on it again. It isn't going to be exactly what I envisioned but I know I can do it.

Thank you mom and dad for always encouraging me to try something even if I wasn't 100% sure how to do it.

Here is the fireplace before I got to it...

Looking back it really wasn't bad



While I was in the zone...




Once I took down the mantel...

Hopefully in the next few weeks you will see a finished project. I definitely want this done before Christmas and Eliza's birthday...hopefully a lot sooner though.

2 comments:

Nancy StylenDecorDeals said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It didn't look bad before, but I can't wait to see the after photo!

Great blog. I'm a new fan on FB and new GFC follower!
Have a great week!
nancy
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I am visiting from the Tuesday Blog Trail & am a new GFC follower. Great blog...love decorating & DIY ideas! When you get a chance stop by http://inkelleyskitchen.blogspot.com for recipes, cooking, entertaining, food storage ideas & more! Today we are talking about Thanksgiving Traditions and Recipes & I'd love for you to share a favorite Thanksgiving recipe. =)
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