I love the juxtaposition of the new look with the ubiquitous 1980's furniture. I will have to post a picture of the completed process with our furniture in all its "Golden Girls" era glory. Meanwhile this is as far as we have come with the fireplace. Presently the mantle is a piece of 2x6 which I may just end up sanding and staining as I kinda like the look.
Oh and here are a couple of shots of the almost completed bedroom. Next step is hardwood flooring.