Thursday, July 14, 2011

a painted fireplace

Towards the top of my "must-have" list when looking for a house, was a fireplace and mantle.  I was happy when the "the house" had one - not so happy that it was ugly and dated.
Challenge accepted.
{ you noted the HIMYM reference, right?  ;) }

{ this was the only picture I could find of the fireplace "before".  it was from the day we closed on the house. }

 When I finally got around to addressing the fireplace brick, it took me 2 weeks (?) or so to prime and paint the fireplace.  Painting time was, mostly, limited to nap time, so it took a bit longer than I had initially expected.  But it's done.  And I'm so happy about that.  I love the way it turned out.

{ paint color is Woodlawn Lace from Valspar }

It's fresh, it's clean, it makes me happy.  But it's not quite finished.   Here's what's left...

I'm already working on decorating the mantle.  I'm toying around with a few ideas, I just need to settle on something and make it happen.  For the new mantle and seat, we just need a few pieces of wood and some stain.  Easy stuff, just need to find the time and a few extra bucks.

You know how it goes.


  1. Wow isn't it amazing what a little paint can do? I can't wait to see the final product!

  2. So pretty! It's going to turn out great!

  3. You are the DIY queen lady! I love the white. I have dreamed about painting mine 100 times but, I think my hubby would kill me lol.

    Oh and I love HIMYM! LOVE.

  4. What a difference paint can make! LOVE the white :D