October 12, 2010

Fireplace Makeover

This weekend starts the first step of my fireplace makeover—painting the entire fireplace one color…
Here is what we are working with….rectangular room-other end opens to kitchen….
To Do:
1.  Paint brick all white.
2.  Get rid of gold surround.
3.  Move electronics on right-out of sight and hide wires in new mantel.
4.  Change green couch to white-going to Pottery Barn Outlet for that project—keep fingers crossed for me!
5.  Take down pictures above couch and put up Pottery Barn oars purchased on sale.
6.  Take down small shelves on left wall—put up one BIG FIND…might have a little something in mind ;)
7.  Any suggestions?

Here are my inspiration photos…
final-den-before-1 Before and after—from http://www.younghouselove.comfinal-den-take-2
See how having every wall the same color makes this room seem bigger and more cohesive.   My gold fire surround must go —and we have SCORED some great wood beams from a late 1800’s barn to use as our new mantel.   But first the paint……IMG_6114_edited-1 Having the brick  all one color is a good start….here is one of my other favorite  fireplace makeovers…
fireplace1 This is gails from My Repurposed Life –check out her makeover—it is amazing-Love her white brick!http://www.myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com/2010/02/painted-brick-fireplace-makeover.html  
Wish me luck!!! See you soon…I will be the one with paint on everything!


  1. OH, I can't wait to see!! I love before and after photos and fireplaces are my favorites!!

  2. I can't wait to see your changes! I'm excited for you because I remember the feeling when mine was done! Thanks for the shout out!
    good luck! have fun!

  3. I love love love your idea and can't wait to see what it looks like! Can't wait till you come visit so we can get you that COUCH!! Pottery Barn Outlet here we come!!! It will go perfectly with your PB rug I spy in the picture!!!

  4. This is an amazing transformation! Wow I am impressed. We have similar blog names and that is how I found you. midwestcottage.blogspot.com

  5. I can take that couch off your hands for ya! lol



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