Sunday, June 20, 2010

Living Room Fireplace-Before and After

I found this picture in Better Homes and Gardens and I really liked it. I've always loved the combination of white and green and have decided to use this picture as inspiration for my living room.

So this is what the fireplace looked like before I attacked it. It's not terrible, but it definatly was not my favorite. I've never been a fan of glass covered fireplace, but much prefer the old fashioned open fireplaces.

Ta-Dum! This is it after. I took off the glass doors and painted the grates that were once black white to blend in with the rest of the fireplace.  The topiaries and wreath were all decorations used at our reception and they work great with the green and white color scheme.  The candles add a nice touch and they could come in handy for various other purposes like...serving as a campfire if  we ever built a fort in the living room and wanted to roast marshmallows.  We are much too grown up to do that though; we'd never think of it. 

Can I just say I love my fireplace? Thanks, I love my fireplace


  1. Wahooo!I am an official follower :) Im so glad u have a blog!!! Your house looks awesome! I need to come visit! Love you!

  2. I love the before and after pics of your fireplace. What color/brand did you use? I am looking to do something similiar.

  3. Hi there,
    I'm excited to let you know that we will be using this great photo from your website in an iVillage article about impressive DIY fireplace updates and will link back to your website.
    If you do NOT want us to use this photo, please get back to me as soon as possible.
    To get a link to the article, follow me on Twitter (@ellenbird) and I'll tweet it out when it's published.
    Thank you so much for your time!
    Ellen Niz
    iVillage Contributor

  4. Can I bother you for more info? Do you use your fireplace for real or gas fires (I see candles there). I'd like to do this with mine but I'm concerned about durability.