Monday, May 23, 2011

The White Fireplace

As you know, I am trying to rid my house of dark colors (namely brown) and give it a fresh new light look.  You've seen the coffee table makeover and the entry hall table makeover I recently did, so now it was time for the fireplace. 

Here is what it looked like before.

 I painted it these colors last year and had slightly distressed the wood. 

I got out the antique white paint (again) and got to painting.  I really only planned on painting the red bricks and leaving the brown wood, but once I got the bricks done...I wanted more white.  So I did the wood too.
I went ahead and painted the black candlesticks that were on the fireplace too.  I got them at Pottery Barn a couple of years ago and they have made their way from room to room looking for a permanent home.  I like them on the fireplace, but wanted to give them a facelift to go with the new pretty white.
I spray painted them blue, sanded a little around the edges, and then used my antiquing glaze.

Here is one more look at the before and then the big reveal.

I distressed the wood a little.  I like things to look old.

It's pretty amazing what a change a little paint can make!

One more thing, for those of you wondering what I decided to do about the blue showing through the coffee table, I repainted over it.  The more I looked at it, the more the blue was too much.

It's finally done. Well, for now.

What do you think of the results? 


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