Shiplap Fireplace Makeover

I am excited to share with you dear friends/clients of mine, the Righter family.  A while back, they hired me to help them with their fireplace wall.  They both knew what they wanted, so I took all their ideas and made them a sketch.  You see, Julie, my friend/client is extremely lucky because her husband, Jim, is super talented and can build stuff, amazing stuff!    If my hubby could build things that I wanted, we most likely would be drowning in never ending projects that I of course would be designing and he would be building, and we would probably would have 2 or 3 more kids! Just kidding!  Well, but maybe not!

Anyway, so Jim took my sketch and added dimensions and over his spare time worked on building it.   I am completely in love with how it turned out as are they!  So lets take a look…. Here are some before shots with one set of cabinets installed on the right.

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And here are the progress pictures….

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And here is Jim working….

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Oh and he cut out a hole in the wall to open up the dining/kitchen area looking into the family room…and silly me, I totally forgot to take after shots of this cut out. I mean I interrupted their dinner time to take the final shoot, so I will take blame that I was quickly moving along so that they could eat in peace.

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Again, here is the  Before…

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And now After!

Um shiplap, Drool!!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!



Thanks Righters for allowing me to help you on this beautiful project in your home!  I am so happy for you and how you are both putting your personal touches on this home to make it yours.

Here is the sweet Righter Family who had their family portraits done by the talented Tara Fletcher of


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  1. Julie
    September 10, 2015 / 1:36 am

    Thank you Amber!!!

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