If you are just joining us today, don't worry you haven't missed too much. I'm taking a look back at some of the projects we completed at our house in the city....long before I became a chippy-paint-mason-jar lovin' country gal.
But this fireplace at the house in the city really lights my fire!
(Yes I am ignoring the pink carpet and walls, I can't talk about that, not now, probably not ever!)
A board and batten type treatment was added to visually bring the ceiling down and cozy up the place.
By painting the mantel and walls the same color it seemed to give the fireplace more importance.
( I said that with such an air of authority that you could almost believe I was an expert on visual space optimization?)
The same dental molding that was on the mantle was added to the new molding above. As every dentist knows it's important to have matching upper and lower dentil molding.
With the mantle painted, only two problems remained...the brassy trim and the black marble surround.
My husband wanted me to spend some time researching the right kind of paint to use on a fireplace. Ya, that would have been the smart thing to do. But one day I just couldn't take that brass anymore. I grabbed the closest can of stainless steel spray paint and went after it.
Sometimes you get lucky! There has been no bubbling or chipping in more that 5 years of stoking it up!
We cheated a bit on the new travertine surround. It was placed right over the top of the old black marble.
( But for a hilarious look at someone who actually took a jackhammer to their old fireplace tile check out one of my favorite bloggers here!)
I'm thinking this fireplace is smokin' hot now!
Awhhh, a look back at how things used to be. It must have been my inner blogger that told be to take that photo years ago...it might come in handy someday....a day like...today.
Links to Week in the City posts
What's this house all about?...here