Quick Fireplace Makeover

Mick and I spent a couple of hours painting our fireplace over the Memorial Day weekend and gave it a whole new look.

Here's how it looked before:

Fireplace_0510 

The floating shelf cut the fireplace in the middle and just looked out of place.

Here's what it looks like now:

Fireplace_after_2 

The view from the other side:

Fireplace_after

Without the shelf, there's nothing to interrupt the flow from floor to ceiling. It's much more dramatic, and I think, more in keeping with the design of the room.

Eventually, all of the walls in the living room will be light colored. At that point, I may decide to paint the fireplace a contrasting color. For now, I'm just glad to have one paint project out of the way.

Holly West

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