First let me say this..
YES.. we do have a FEW days during the winter where it DOES get cold enough to justify having a fireplace..
With that being said..
This past week I was able to FINALLY start my makeover of the living room.
First on the agenda – repaint the fireplace.
When you’re standing in front of it, you quickly realized it has more of a 1980’s mauve look to it and really isn’t all that pretty.
So my first stab at a makeover was to see if I could strip it.
This worked .. a little.. but BOY.. was it going to entail A LOT of work.. which, my hubby quickly informed he was NOT going to help me do since I was just going to paint right back over it.
I first tried a ‘cottage yellow’…
This one was just to kindergarten yellow for me and didn’t look good.
Note to self here:
When sampling paint, don’t paint a BIG section like this… it’s really not needed and a waste when you don’t even like the paint color.
Next I took a shot at white..
Not a bright white.. but not a dark white..
In the end though.. I got Hospital white..
Not the look we were going for..
AGAIN.. I don’t know why I painted such a large area..
FINALLY.. I settled on an off white/antique white color. I didn’t think I would like this color by WOW! It turned out great!!
I finished painting the fireplace just in time for the new loveseats to be delivered.
We still need some accent chairs, tables and more knick knacks.. but it’s starting to come together..