Before & After: Fireplace

18 Aug

One of the things I was most looking forward to about owning a house was having a fireplace. There are few things I enjoy more during the winter than the smell of cinnamon, the taste of foamy hot chocolate, and the sound of logs crackling on the fire. I’d had the first two in our apartment, but now was my chance to have the third!

So, since I first saw the fireplace in our new home, I’ve been anxiously awaiting colder weather to arrive. Husband, however, was less concerned about lighting a fire and more concerned that the fireplace was quite an eyesore. While the design was nice, the builders had left the stone unfinished, giving it – as Husband called it – a “Styrofoam” look. Husband quickly placed it at the top of his honey-do list, and I didn’t argue.

We decided painting it was outside of our skill set, so we hired a professional faux finish painter and we were thrilled with the results:


4 Responses to “Before & After: Fireplace”

  1. Diane August 19, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    Love it! Does your painter do murals?


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