Ready for our next makeover update? We’ve been in our new house since November and have only had time to tackle a few projects, but one of my favorites is our fireplace makeover.
I’ve written about a few fireplace makeovers we have done for other people and they are always some of our most visited posts, so I thought it might be fun to show you what we did in our own home.
Here is what the fireplace looked like when we first visited our new home.
It had orange walls that Brooks really had an issue with. He made it his personal mission to rid the house of the orange walls at his first available opportunity. It also had orange-y red brick, dark wood bookcases and a blah mantel. So, he painted the surrounding walls in Sherwin Williams, Worldly Gray. He painted the brick and bookcases with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.
He then distressed them and added dark wax for character.
His next step is my absolute favorite part. As you can see, there is a huge amount of wall space between the mantel and the ceiling. This room was in desperate need of some texture and character. I had an idea. We had found a guy on Craigslist a few months back who tore down old barns and sold the wood and pieces and parts. We bought some old barn wood AND some rusted metal roof from him. It had been a pain in the (you know what) to move from our old house, but I knew we would find just the right project for it and THIS was it. So, Brooks got out his handy dandy tin snips and cut the old metal roof to fit the space and adhered it with some liquid nails and actual nails.
I LOVED IT. Then he took the old barn wood and created a new mantel.
We accessorized with some thrift store and flea market finds.
I found the fireplace screen and tools on Craigslist. They were originally from Crate and Barrel, so I saved a ton of money. The icing on the cake was the huge metal clock.
Believe it or not, we found this for around $200 at American Signature Home.
Our TV area is to the left of the fireplace. I decided to fill in the wall with some old frames I had collected over the years.
Can you believe I had every single one of these frames in my garage? I didn’t have to buy a single one. I unified them with a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in graphite. The TV stand is actually another Craigslist find. It was an old buffet that Brooks painted and distressed for my birthday a few years back. It is my absolute favorite piece.
I have a friend who has a favorite piece of furniture that she calls her “nursing home piece”. It is the one thing she is taking with her to the nursing home. This piece is my nursing home piece.
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