Our fireplace makeover project has been a long time coming. Would you dare paint natural wood?
My husband tried for years to convince me to paint the fireplace white but I just love the oak. Our kitchen cabinets are oak and we even have oak furniture.
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Ours is a wood burning fireplace which has given us much pleasure on cool fall nights and cold winter evenings through the years. It’s been decorated for many seasons. The before picture I chose is one with fond memories for me. I did an all out blitz on Pinterest crafts to decorate the mantle for my ‘Ode to Pinterest’.
Decorating for Fall is my favorite since it’s the best season! I may be slightly addicted to making those fabric pumpkins piled into my antique dough bowl.
My husband has the ability to paint without ever making a mess. Not me. Anytime I’m painting, no matter how large or small the project, both of my hands and arms will be covered in paint. That is a guarantee. I keep a nail brush by the bathroom sink when I’m painting.
He used that small piece of cardboard to sit the paint can on and never let a single drop of paint fall. Blue painters tape was used to protect the surrounding wall and hearth.
We both love the way it turned out. As much as I loved the natural oak, I love this even more for our Den. It is rare for us to spend time in the den but with our open floor plan, we can enjoy the new look while having dinner at the kitchen table every evening.
Our inspiration came from the great house hunt we have currently embarked upon. Most of the homes we have really liked have white fireplaces. We fell in love with the look and knew we needed to update ours before we list our home for sale. Neither of us are sorry. We both love it!
The pillows are covered with Envelope pillow covers using this tutorial.
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