Saturday, May 10, 2008

a fireplace makeover

well the fireplace is actually part of phase 2 of the remodel (since it's in the living room) but since we were buying paint anyway, we thought we would give it a little love.

here is what it looked like before the paint. it was a pale yellow color and had cheap home depot marble tiles around the fireplace opening. the marble was so random. it really didn't go with anything else.

here is what it looks like now. we added rust colored paint to the walls. then we primed and painted over the white marble with a charcoal gray. (the true color is unfortunately hard to tell from the photo) all of the other walls in the living room are brick so it's the only place to add some color.

we have many other plans for the living room and the fireplace, but they will have to wait until we have completed our projects in the bedroom, hallway and dining room.


patricia ann said...

I stumbled upon your website through Design*Sponge on their article about the Minnesota design guide. I've been looking for inspirational bloggers from the Twin Cities and I must say I love the entries you've posted. That orange paint is rockin' next to that exposed brick. :)

My boyfriend, who is from there, and I are thinking of moving there to Minnesota. I've never been and I definitely want to hear more about life there. Yep, I know it gets really cold but I live in Toronto so that won't be a shocker. :P

Do you have any blogs you visit that are from there? Or favorite sites? If so, that would be great. :)

Keep up the great work!

Linda said...

I absolutely love what you did with the fireplace/wall. What a terrific focal point!