Fire Fox!

Fire Fox!

Better After reader Deb had a fireplace that was practically begging out loud for an upgrade.  “Looooook at me!  Look right here!  Look at this big, blank space around me!  There is major personality potential here in this region that I am wildly gesturing toward with my imaginary hands!”

Deb heard its cries, and in just a few short hours the fireplace gained a shiny new surround and lost its inferiority complex!  Great work Deb! 


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  1. May 26, 2011 / 3:24 AM

    Ohhhh soooo purty! Alright, so I’ve totally been following this blog for months now. And I must say it’s Fantastical! For reals! I’m a huge, I mean Huge fan of before and afters, thanks for putting this all together! Lurv it!

  2. May 26, 2011 / 1:43 PM

    that green tile is stunning!

  3. May 26, 2011 / 2:12 PM

    glass tile is 1×3 size called “granny smith” from

    great prices and selection!

  4. May 26, 2011 / 2:40 PM

    that is fantastic!! Love it! Great Job!!

  5. May 26, 2011 / 3:08 PM

    Ohhh love it!

  6. May 26, 2011 / 4:20 PM

    Oooh nice! I love this!

  7. May 26, 2011 / 8:57 PM

    That’s a BIG change. I had to scroll up and down a couple of times because I kept thinking “how did she make it larger?”. Love the color too!

  8. May 27, 2011 / 12:20 AM

    I was expecting mirrors around it and was thrilled to see the green glass tiles. Pretty!!!

  9. August 31, 2011 / 7:15 PM

    I would love to know what paint color that is!

  10. August 31, 2011 / 7:17 PM

    I’d love to know what the paint color is here!

  11. December 3, 2011 / 3:18 PM

    Debbie here – walls are New England Yellow (American Traditions at Lowes) The store no longer has the paint chip but it is in the computer. It was a signature Waverly color.

  12. August 1, 2012 / 9:31 PM

    How did you cut the tile? I want to do the exact thing on my fireplace surround and I’ve never tiled before. Have ordered the tile from glass tile oasis…cannot wait!

  13. August 1, 2012 / 9:33 PM

    I love this!!! How did you cut the tile? I plan to do the same exact thing on my fireplace surround but have never tiled before. How long did this take? Did you use a notched rim trowel? I was told the ridges would show through the glass? HELP!!

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