Showing posts from October 16, 2013

Wednesday—Good for You, Good for Your Fireplace

Sharing this fantastic DIY idea from Pepper Design Blog!


I've been looking for a way to give my brick fireplace a facelift before it's time to start writing Christmas cards on November 1st...I think this is it!

Two years ago, I overhauled our outdated wallpapered living room and painted the walls, ceilings, and center beam in basic white.  I brought the entire room into this century by replacing dingy shutters with white textured curtains from West Elm.  The carpet came back to life after a thorough cleaning with environmentally-safe rug shampoo, and we replaced the 1980's beveled-glass chandelier over the dining room table with a fantastic white flower petal pendant lamp from Amazon.

The only thing left was the original brick fireplace!  Okay, white paint it is, and I'll finish it off with this neat DIY fireplace screen.  I really like the aspen disks against the black matte chalkboard painted background.  Very cool!  It looks like it stands uprigh…