Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Interior Design Project... White Fireplace

Before the work began
Almost finished mantle, current debate, should we paint the brick white?

One of the things that has bothered me since we moved into this house almost 4 years ago was the big red brick fireplace. It is the focal point of our great room so the minute you walk into the house it is one of the first things you see. The red brick and gray slate mantle always seemed out of place, but it was a project that got pushed down on the list. Until we got the new hardwood floors, then it moved straight to the top. We are so lucky that my father in law is the most amazing carpenter and based on a photo we gave him he was able to build us our dream mantle. Simple, clean modern lines, it is absolutely perfect!

1 comment:

erica said...

love it sarah! Big fan of the white---all the way through--it would looks so crisp against your pretty walls....
I love seeing the home improvement projects--so satisfying (when they are done!). happy inspiration for me in our house with an endless source of upgrade ideas!