So we're running a bit behind. The hardwood floors are being installed tomorrow and the mantle is still missing, as you can see. You can also see how nasty the carpet looks, even though I've steam-cleaned the hell out of it numerous times. I will NOT miss this carpet one bit!
A few people have warned us that we may not like the TV hanging above the fireplace but it's been this way for about a week now and we love it! When we removed the big entertainment center, it opened up the room so much. We had family over on Sunday for my sister's 30th birthday and everyone said the same thing - the room looks a lot bigger with the entertainment center gone.
I cannot wait to see how this turns out!