Saturday, August 6, 2016

How a little paint can make a big difference

So I have been wanting to redo our fireplace in the family room ever since we moved in last October.   I  was thinking on adding some nice wood moldings.  I probably won't get to doing that until after Christmas so I did this instead.


I used some dark brown paint to the sides and down below.


I think this is just the pop of color that I needed to tide me over until I come up with a new design.

Here is the before. I had to use the one from the previous owners as I could not find where I had put my picture.


I definitely like the darker color better.  I was going to continue it to the top but thought the bottom would be enough for now.  I also painted the drywall below to tie in with the wood next to it.


I like the little bit of a curve that is next to the fireplace.  Perfect spot for my boxes.



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37 comments :

  1. You are so right! Paint has made so much difference! Before, the FP looked so small and uninteresting. You've definitely given it much more presence. Love how you decorated it as well. I think taking the paint all the way to the top would look great too - with contrasting colour in the niche area. Course if you have further plans for the FP I'm sure you don't want to do too much beforehand. Anyway good job!

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    1. Thank you Lori. I thought about adding the darker color up top buy decided to wait and see if I am going to change the entire look.

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  2. Thank you Lori. I was thinking about adding the darker color on top but decided to wait and see if I am going to change the entire look of the fireplace.

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  3. Hi Jody! Love the paint color - it really changed up the fireplace and fits your style perfectly! Jane

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  4. Jody,
    Amazing transformation, dear friend!
    I love how the paint makes your fireplace the true focal point of the room!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you Pat. It does stand out now.

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  5. The colour definitely works and gives the fire place definition - Thank you for sharing with I am Pinnable Jody

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  6. Your redo turned out wonderful, I love the color, really sets off the fireplace.
    Thanks for sharing on the Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!

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  7. It's amazing what a little paint will do! I love the results!

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  8. I love it!! great look, what paint did you use for the tile? it is all so perfect!

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    1. Thank you. The tile didn't get painted just the drywall around it. I think the dark paint color coordinated better with the tile then the light color.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! I'm visiting from Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.
    Thanks
    Angie

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  10. It is amazing how much more dramatic your fireplace looks after a little bit of paint. It is beautiful!

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  11. Awesome makeover, it is wonderful what new looks can be made with a little paint and some carefully chosen accessories. Nice new look!! Really brings out the tile.

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    1. Thank you Carole. The dark color coordinates with the tile better.

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  12. Hi Jody
    Wow! What a difference! That little bit of paint makes such a big impact. And the curved wall is so pretty too. Well done!
    Catherine :)

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    1. Thank you Catherine. Have a wonderful day!

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  13. It looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. This looks gorgeous! I feel like the paint really changes the mood. Really awesome makeover! Thank you so much for linking up with us over at Dishing It & Digging It :)

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    1. Thank you. Thanks for the party every week!

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  15. The paint really looks nice Jody! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Everything looks wonderful !
    You are so talented.
    Paint makes such a difference.

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    1. Thank you Laura and have a great weekend!

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  17. Jody, You are right in that a bit of paint helps a lot to give definition to the fireplace. It looks great. Sylvia D.

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    1. Thank you Sylvia. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. Everything looks so great!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  19. I like the darker color too, it anchors your beautiful fireplace. Great job Jody and thanks so much for joining the DI & DI Link Party.

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