Dun, dun, dunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!
Love it, hate it, or indifferent? People sure have opinions!
Our "new" home was built in the 1950s, and though the previous owners did an extensive renovation, they left a few original items:
(MLS photo with previous owners furnishings)
See??? We replaced the parquet floors with wide plank distressed hickory in a dark stain.
And now. About the fireplace.
The brick was pretty. The brick was in good condition. It was just too much brick for me. I wanted the fireplace to disappear, and thankfully, The Daddy agreed with me.
This weekend, we painted that HUGE fireplace. We found the primer and an almost-full gallon of paint that the previous owners kindly left us in our shed.
Here she is with a coat of primer.
The paint color is Sherwin Williams "Urban Putty," the same color as the walls in the room.
We plan on painting the firebox black with some heat-resistant paint. We also plan on painting the back of the bookcases with a pretty color. I'm thinking an orangey-rusty-red. Maybe a Terra cotta-like color.
I'd like to place a pretty fern in the firebox since we will rarely use it here in Florida.
I'm also thinking some piece of artwork or some salvaged architectural piece would be nice directly above the firebox.
This is the one that immediately came to mind:
*I found all these options at Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware.
So, what do you think? Don't hold back...
I'm joining Kimba today over at: