Mar 28, 2011

Fireplace Make-Over

I love a good before and after photo (like here and here)... so, I'm taking you back to our house in Virginia again (since I'm working on a few painting projects over here today).  This was the way our fireplace looked when we purchased the house... it must have gotten A LOT of use (look at all that soot on the corners).


 And, after (just the way it was right before we moved to Texas, Halloween pumpkins and all)...

That fireplace got a good coat of primer and paint, that's all (you can ignore the child-proof padding around the fireplace edges).  This was a quick and really easy update!  If your fireplace resembles our fireplace in the "before" photo and you're contemplating giving it a bright (and cheap) make-over, John and Sherry from Young House Love have an awesome tutorial on painting a brick fireplace.

Looking at these photos brings back so many memories... good times in Virginia, bright and lively (just like the photo).


  1. Love this...I have a very tricky fireplace area that I would love to have some advice on...maybe you could do an "ask a question" day on your blog?
    --I would love the help.
    So enjoy your site,
    Jill (a friend of Matt's from college"

  2. Jill - Thanks for the sweet comments!!! I'd love to help... send me a few photos and your question about the fireplace area/room and I'll create a post:


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