And with winter entertaining just around the corner, you’ll feel much more prepared with an eye-catching hearth guests can gather around.In fact, the transformative power of a new fireplace as a design focal point should not be underestimated.You may also want to check out our tool recommendations for this project. I also love how some of the brick was maintained on the hearth and around the firebox. I love how the bookcase was integrated to cover up the old firewood storage area.I'm curious what others would do - paint it or leave it?-Sent by Kayla Q #2: The previous owners of our Edwardian committed numerous painting atrocities, including sponge-painting an entire room a hideous yellow, and (we think) staining the brick/stone fireplace yellow.There’s a lovely brick fireplace that is asking for a makeover. I like the white above the mantel and a whitewashed look below the mantel. And they’ve just whitewashed their brick fireplace wall in their current home! I really like how white paint transformed it into a light, bright space.
Take a look, pick your favorite, and don't settle for that ugly, old fireplace!Since then, Remodelaholic has become a great community and resource for all those wanting to know how to make their builder-grade home BEAUTIFUL on a budget!