Besides our kitchen, the fireplace in the living room is definitely the biggest transformation we’ve done on the inside of our new house. I am so in love with how it looks now!
This is what we started with. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t us. It also drove me NUTS that the baseboards were two different wood colors. They were kidding, right? I also can’t believe I never noticed that until about two weeks into us living there. We knew right away that we wanted our TV to mount above the fireplace, we just had to figure out how to do it so we weren’t sitting on the couch, looking up to the ceiling and hurting our necks. (You know you’ve been in a house where you have to do that! Not the best feeling in your neck when you leave…) We also knew that the brass fireplace was going to have leave and the wood was going to go white as soon as we got a free moment to work on it!
Here is how it looks now!! Conner was actually the one who suggested we paint the brick white. I think I fell out of my chair with shock when he said it. My heart almost burst with love – my husband was giving design ideas that were really good! I knew I married him for a reason! 🙂 For a complete run-down of what we did to get this wall to look like this, visit the old post here: Fireplace Preview. For complete details on how we did this, visit Mantel Transformation Details.
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