Monday, February 10, 2014

Our fireplace revisited...

Several months ago I asked for input about our fireplace. It was a problem.


After taking some of your suggestions, I changed one of the pictures, added a grouping of candles to the top and switched out the basket on the hearth.

Last night, on a whim, we decided to "lipstick" the mantel (because we loathe honey oak). Now, some "purists" will be appalled that we painted over wood, but for us, it is a much needed update. 50 years from now, I'm sure someone will say, "WHY DID THEY PAINT OVER THIS WOOD?!!" But…at this moment…I don't care. That's what paint stripper is for…

Lighter and brighter, and much more our style.


  1. Looks great!! I think it really brings an update/facelift to the brick as well.

    1. Thanks! We think it "did something" for the brick as well :)