June 28, 2011

Fireplaces and Other Spaces.

One of the (many) eyesores we encountered after we purchased the house was the fireplace. And tackling it was super easy. All we needed was some primer and paint.

BEFORE:


We went with Decorator's White for the mantel (to match the rest of the trim in the house). 


And then we cut the gray wall paint in half to paint the bricks so it would blend into the wall a little more.

AFTER: (watching Morning Joe)


McMuffin also painted the black side tables gray, now they look like they belong in the space...until we find ones we (I) like. He also took it upon himself to pick up a new Samsung television. What a guy!

If you plan on giving your fireplace a face-lift, here are some other styles that I adore:


LOVE the yellow!
  

So romantic.


My sister-in-law could probably fill this fireplace twice. 
(BTW—Congrats to Ali for making Amazon's list for top books of the year! #5!!!) 

Great idea with the firewood—if you have a fireplace you can't use.


I love everything about this room. Especially the fireplace...and those ottomans. sigh.

Of course, I need this Horchow fireplace screen. Safety first, right?

And because it's my dream to have an outdoor fireplace I thought I'd include some here as well.



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Andrea xx

1 comment:

  1. Now I want a fireplace, haha...

    & that is awesome for Ali! I read that book in a week, I loved it:o)

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