Remember back in November when I talked about doing a fireplace makeover? Well, I finally got around to working on it, and I can’t wait to show you what I did!
Here’s a quick peek:
Although the fireplace works, we have no plans to use it. So my goals were to do something with that huge, ugly screen, the crooked hood, and the dusty-looking hearth. I also wanted to brighten up the whole fireplace a bit.
If you look back at that previous post, you’ll see that I had created three separate mood boards. I ended up going with the “Large Plant” option.
Here’s the full “after”:
I found a place to store that huge, ugly fireplace screen, and I was so happy to see it go! Unfortunately, the hood seems to be nailed right into the brick, so I left it on for now. The removal of the screen alone made a huge difference though, so I’m happy for now.
The basket is from Homegoods and was also a good buy.
On the other side of the fireplace, I added a large mask from our collection.
I’m especially pleased with the area above the fireplace.
For the holidays, I had hung these round mirrors on either side of the tree, and I didn’t want to take them down. So I swapped out the original painting for a photograph that I already owned.
I love how the photograph and mirrors brighten up the whole fireplace. Of course, I couldn’t resist taking a cheesy photo in that mirror!
I’d still like to make a few changes:
- remove the hood (or just ignore it, if that’s not possible!)
- repaint the hearth (it’s clean, but looks permanently dusty)
- find a ceramic pot for the fern
Overall, I’m so happy with how my fireplace makeover turned out. It’s bright and cheery now instead of dark and dingy, and since I used items that I already owned, I was able to complete the makeover for about $20. Let me know what you think!
Have you done any home improvement projects lately?