The fireplace seems like a pipe-dream but I am determined to make it happen. Of course, as I say this I have more motivation because I'm home today with Franca and it is chilly in the house. What I would not give to be blogging next to a crackling fireplace!
Moving on. A project that seems more accessible is the parlor shelving. And boy do we need it! This is a little too college apartment for me:
We have now filled that space below the tv with Franca's toys, which has worked very well as a distraction from the electronics. The wires have all been rerouted too. (The tv is tethered to the wall also. If yours is not, do it now!!)