Wednesday, March 5, 2014

How Paint Can Update Your Space

 My, my, look how far we've come...

A little less than 2 years ago, this is what our fireplace looked like:

I hated it.  The wood looked very worn and very outdated.  And because the fireplace is one of the first things you see when you walk into our front door, I had to change it immediately.  Not even kidding, it was the first object to be painted after we moved in.  

So I played it totally safe and went with a bright white.  Took me an evening and a bottle of wine.  And when I was done, it looked like this:

Ahhhhhh.  Much better.  After that, I added a re-painted mirror and recycled garage sale frames and slowly but surely, I began to fall in love with our fireplace:

I dress it up on the holidays...

I make loved ones stand in front of it for pictures...

And recently, I completely changed the look by adding small pops of color and without purchasing anything new.  

Here's the new look:

Very simple updates.  All frames were just repainted in bright colors.  The gold vase was painted using metallic spray paint and the mason jar was completed using an acrylic paint and just pouring it into the jar and twirling the jar around until the interior was completely coated.  I replaced the old mantle mirror with a garage sale find purchased last summer for $10.00.  I had immediately painted it a soft coral and then didn't know what to do with it.  Enter this project.  Problem solved. 

Another Happy transformation.  Lots of color and a ton of character.  A reflection of life, love and family, if I do say so myself!

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