Step 1: remove the existing drywall. This was the fun part. I love construction demo!
Step 2: Barricade the kids creating a safe playing area away from flying drywall. :-) The kids thought this was fun at first... then quickly learned how to escape.
Escaping the kid barricade led to little helping hands. Ethan thought that using the shop vac was the best job ever.
Isn't he a handsome little helper :-)
Since we had the wall opened up I talked Cory in to Step 3: installing eyeball lights!
They work! I love them!
Step 4: Get rid of old hearth, install the solid hardwood mahogany mantel, and hang up cement board.
These are just phone pictures. I'll have better pictures and more details in our final post.