Fireplaces are probably the last thing on your mind during the blazing, blistering months of summer, but … here come some anyway! Actually, now is the perfect time to be thinking about fireplace makeovers, because you probably aren’t even using it. No one wants you getting all crazy and deciding to repaint the mantle on Christmas Eve or anything, ok?
Here are some ideas to consider:
Stephanie at Simply Swider went with classic white which really lightens up the whole room. I also love the addition of the overmantle, and the subtraction of the brass grate which she painted black.
If dark wood is more your thang, check out Maralee’s makeover at mGraphic Design. She simply restained that honey oak with an espresso (a stain, not a literal espresso, although that would be entertaining to watch), and also changed out the firebox. The old one didn’t actually burn off all the gas it emitted, so they had to use it with an open window. Uh, you’re kinda missing the point there, firebox.
One more in white now from Kristen at Bliss at Home. Some people truly fret about painting stone, but I love the look. Lots of texture but still clean and chic. And please note those random staggered shelves on the before. They are so tiny! Perfect for hanging stockings … but that’s about it. So much better now.