Friday, August 28, 2009

A Rocky Before

I came across a photo of what our fireplace looked like when we moved into our home. How's this for a "before" photo.Yes, we had our own rock climbing wall. Our boys loved climbing those rocks! However, they weren't too fond of having to pull the rocks off the wall and haul them into our yard when I decided to remodel the fireplace. But thanks to my hubby and sons hard work, we have an "after" to be proud of.Joy @ JOYSOFHOME

25 comments:

Andersen Family said...

Wow, that's a transformation. My husband is advocating for us to have an "inside" climbing wall. Uh, no, I don't think so :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, your own rock climbing wall! I can just imagine, "Joey, stop climbing the fireplace and get your brother in". : ) I love the "after"; the red looks great and I love how you did your mantle. Did you make the moss topiaries? Very nice!

Gail said...

Oh my! what a great "before". You all did a fabulous job on the transformation of that fireplace!
I have the world's ugliest fireplace that I have been wanting to give it a makeover, but I don't think I have it in me to REMOVE all the old bricks, and concrete mantel.
gail

Jennifer said...

What a great before and after! Looks like a lot of fun! ;)

Sue said...

Love the rock climbing and love the transformation. We once had such a wall and I am surprised that my guys NEVER thought to do that!

Melanie said...

What an amazing transformation!

NicNacManiac said...

I'll bet they will miss that climbing wall, but the transformation is a big...WOW!!

Lisa Shatzer said...

I love that photo of the boys climbing the fireplace! Hilarious. I have two boys so I can relate. :)

kris... said...

Beautiful transformation! Your boys are so handsome! We used to climb out "rock fireplace" too. Oh, the memories!

Sheryl said...

What a wonderful transformation! I'm getting ready to paint our mantle white.

Kris said...

Looks so great! We have a similar fireplace, only it is on a curved wall. I wouldn't know how to replace that???

Elizabeth said...

I love the after! The photo of your boys climbing on the rocks is hilarious!

Jane said...

That is the funniest "before" picture I've ever seen! But also what a transformation!

Happy Friday!

Stacia said...

I have that same rock fireplace. Our home is 30yrs. old (we only moved in last year) I despised it when we first bought the place, but i've grown used to it now.... I'd love to redo it but don't even know how to begin taking those boulders down! :) tutorial please!

linda said...

Yes you most certainly do! The after is beautiful!

Jen R. said...

Joy, that picture is too funny! Love the difference!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

SO much better now that it's gone! The before pic was a hoot! Fantastic re-do! :-D (see, what did I tell you...panache..) ♥

SarahAnne said...

Nice! We had a brick fireplace upstairs that we completely knocked out and covered up with wall board, and then we have that same river rock fireplace downwstairs that we want to redo, too. Great job! Hopoe ours looks a nice as yours! :)

Cheri Peoples said...

That is really a funny before picture.
Just checking in with everyone and to give an update.
I have a new party starting- Wed Sept 2. So each week I will have the Knock Off Knock Out party on Mondays and the Holiday/Seasonal party on Wed. I hope you come for a visit.
New buttons to grab as well.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Let it Shine said...

That is an AWESOME before pic! HA!!
Love the after!!

9405018--Pat said...

wow!love your fabulous fireplace now!!!! great job! Pat H

Tammy said...

Joy, the before photo is priceless and the after is just stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Terresa said...

Ah, the rock wall fireplaces of yesterday. That picture says it all. I just visited one in Provo the other week, too. Lovely but, erm, dated. Quite.

Your new fireplace is sweet!

Sue said...

Thats hysterical!!!!

Heather Guymon said...

I just came across this post, and even though it's older, I am curious to know how you got all that rock down. Our fireplace is EXACTLY the same, with the rocks and hearth that juts out two extra feet. It's hideous. How in the world did you get all of it down?

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