Is the weather outside frightful?

Do you live somewhere in the two-thirds of the U.S. that is currently being battered by snowstorms? Then let me just take this moment to bask in the fact that here in sunny AZ, the temperatures are balmy and breezy and I am wearing flip-flops! Don’t hate me, I will be envying you here in a few months when said flip-flops have melted to the sidewalk.

So, to make it up to you, here are a couple of great fireplace makeovers to thaw you out.

First from Julie at Thrifty Chic Designs, who beefed up her formerly weeny mantle with a substantial statement piece. Sorry, previous fireplace owners, one sloppy coat of glossy white does not a makeover make.





























And Melissa’s fireplace really didn’t have much going for it either, other than a worthless 3 inch deep mantle and that snazzy pink tile surround, yikes.
She replaced it with travertine all the way to the ceiling to make it look like an honest-to-goodness chimney. The wussy ledge was replaced with a chunky wood mantle that came from a fallen tree that Melissa had milled and distressed. Divine!

















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  1. Go ahead and rub it in. We are expecting 18 inches of snow her in Michigan tonight. The wind is howling and I fear power outages.
    It’s nice to hear you will be staying warm in sunny Arizona.
    :)

  2. Even though we don’t have snowy weather here in NC, it definitely isn’t balmy and you only wear flip flops if you want to get sick :)

    Love both of these makeovers, especially the fire screen in the first one! Love the shape of the second one, very unusual!

  3. both of the make overs turned out great

  4. Wow! Love these! That first makeover is outstanding!

  5. Love these make overs. Yes, I am very jealous of anyone wearing flip flops right now!!! But I don’t hate ya. :)

  6. A fireplace sound like an AMAZING thing to have right about now! Our temp is at 19 and falling.

  7. Whatever Lindsey, what are you talking about? It’s only gonna be 48 tomorrow. That’s practically human popscicles right there. I’ve been forced into tennis shoes. hahahahaha

    As for these fireplaces….me really likey that second one. It looks gorgeous!

  8. Whatever Lindsey, what are you talking about? It’s only gonna be 48 tomorrow. That’s practically human popscicles right there. I’ve been forced into tennis shoes. hahahahaha

    As for these fireplaces….me really likey that second one. It looks gorgeous!

  9. Whatever Lindsey, what are you talking about? It’s only gonna be 48 tomorrow. That’s practically human popscicles right there. I’ve been forced into tennis shoes. hahahahaha

    As for these fireplaces….me really likey that second one. It looks gorgeous!

  10. Yes, I hate you right now. LOL!

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