Monday, October 6, 2014

[ fireplace facelift - finally ]

REMEMBER this?


Well, after all of you weighed in on whether I should paint it or not {thank you!}, I finally gave my fireplace a facelift. It's amazing what a coat of paint can do!

First, a coat of super-adherent primer...


After a bit of primer, it was already looking better! A couple coats of paint and tadaaaa! A fresh and pretty facelift!


I love how the fireplace no longer takes over the room and instead seems to recede into the wall. The room overall feels larger and brighter and the colour of the tile surround seems to blend much better with the floor and its inlay. 

I think it really gives the room a similar feel to my inspiration shots...

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I think I'd like to add a little bit of simple moulding detail above the fireplace similar to these lovely inspirational shots {it will also help the TV feel less like it's floating on the wall without loading the mantel with lots of accessories}...

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I may not bother adding wiring for sconces, but perhaps will hunt for some candle sconces that would provide the same feel.

So what do you think? Was it worth painting my fireplace?

lisa

7 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Totally worth it! It looks lovely!

Michelle Hagger said...

wow!what a difference, looks great x

Leanne said...

yep :) xo

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

It was totally worth it. I think your idea of moulding over the mantel is great and will add more definition!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Definitely worth it!! It looks awesome!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love it...looks amazing! You have a great eye for design!

Barbara Matson said...

Beautiful! Your house is stunning!

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