Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Here’s a little fireplace that went from wood to white.

“Hmph,” you are thinking.  “Big deal.”  Well, hang-on grumpy pants, I’m not done yet.

Don't miss this faux fireplace makeover at betterafter.net

Don't miss this faux fireplace makeover at betterafter.net

Sure it looks cute and everything, but for the full impact of this makeover, we need to zoom out a little.

Zoom out.

Zoom out.

Zoom out.

There!

Don't miss this faux fireplace makeover at betterafter.net

Don't miss this faux fireplace makeover at betterafter.net

Ok, now didn’t that make a huge difference?  It blends in so nicely with this area now, which is so lovely and white and pure, I think it is possibly Heaven’s waiting room.  From Connie at Connie Nikiforoff Designs.


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  1. I love the tone on tone, but the fact that the fireplace is under a window, and thus obviously not connected to a chimney as a “real” fireplace would be, ruins the effect for me. I’d rather a lovely white storage piece be placed there – it would feel less forced/more to scale.

  2. I can only say this: that the House of Incredible Beautiful Creamy Whiteness must not contain children. (Unless they are tame, like the perfect children of Pottery Barn )Love it though!

  3. Ha! It’s beautiful and cool, but you are wrong about heaven’s waiting room, which technically – biblically speaking – is the horrible place called Purgatory. I say this is more like Heaven’s bonus room. Great makeover!

  4. Ha! Didn’t even think of it that way! Heaven’s foyer maybe?

  5. Thanks for featuring my fireplace Lindsey. And yup, no little kids (all grown up now) BUT we do have 3 rambunctious dogs, one who sheds a LOT! The trick is: when it’s white, you see the dirt and ya know it’s cleaning time ;-) Slipcovers to the rescue here.

  6. Maria from Oz says:

    Oh Lordy, I hope those candles are the fake ones that have no real naked flame! Too close to the curtains and the blinds for my liking. (Heat generated up to 8 inches away can combust flammables, take care!) I do love the prettiness of the whole look now. Lovely and cozy on a cold evening. Yep, I’d be there with my large glass of Merlot and splat! oooops….well, so much for white and me! I’m a clumsy clot….sigh….tis rather dreamy though. Very purdy.

  7. If it’s Heaven’s waiting/bonus room, where are the cabana boys with my umbrella drinks? It is a gorgeous room.

  8. I think you’re the first person to call me grumpy pants. :D :D

    Lovely room! Just painting the fireplace changed the look of the whole room. Made it much more romantic.

    JaG

  9. For Maria from Oz….Oh yes, the candles are real but they were lit for the pic and that’s about it. Hey that rhymes ;-) Bring over that merlot…then I’ll have a reason to get rid of the carpeting and go hard surface. I miss the hardwood from our former home.

    To y’all— If you’d like to see more pics of the room, scroll down on my FB page to Feb 5th entry ;-)

  10. shoot, i forgot to show mine.. we had done it last year.. :)

    http://simple-needs.blogspot.com/2013/02/electric-fireplace-makeover.html

  11. That after looks incredible, it matches the room so much better!

  12. If that isn’t the cutest fireplace ever, I don’t know what is! I love it.

  13. Connie Nikiforoff Designs says:

    To Carrie— Yup, I’ve heard that before about the fireplace not looking “real” because it’s under a window. But with today’s gas fireplaces, you can install under a window. Here are some cool examples
    http://www.houzz.com/fireplace-under-window

    This one burns gel canisters and thus doesn’t require any venting. It was a good option for us because it adds the desired ambiance without any added expense of installation ;-)

  14. I can definitely see the difference having painting it white has made. The room looks brighter.

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