John & Alice’s fireplace was originally reddish brownish brick with a stained oak crown moulding mantel. I new the look needed to be toned down, so I removed the mantel and painted the brick…
The clean look felt so fresh, and for a while, I thought I didn’t want to clutter it up with a mantel. Now I’ve reconsidered. As the other elements in the room are falling into place, like the Craigslist dresser turned t.v. stand, the factory cart-style coffee table, and the large decorative wood mirror, I feel like the fireplace looks cold and bland. Definitely NOT what I want for this room.
So, I’ll be adding a mantel after all (and yes, painting the brass on the screen). It’ll be stained wood, warm, maybe a touch rustic. So, that’s the task today. We’ll see what I come up with!
Now on to this week’s wrapup. If you missed a post this week, just click on the thumbnail below to go directly to that post.
I hope you have a great weekend! And don’t forget about the weekly Addicts (not so) Anonymous link party on Sunday. Come show off the projects you’ve been working on!!
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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