Monday, May 11, 2015

Our Rancher: Before & After - The Fireplace.

At first glance, you'd think our fireplace was hopeless.  It was like the rest of our house...depressing, drab and outdated.  I was just thankful to have a fireplace and knew, with a little effort, it wouldn't be so bad!

Truth be told, I'm hoping this isn't a true "after" for you guys.  I dream of installing a gas insert, and maybe a bit more trim.  It's already become one of my favorite focal points in our great room, but I know in my heart it can get even better!!

With a little paint and a lot of courage (to tackle my first tiling job), our fireplace went from bleh to beautiful!




Don't forget to check out the intro, part one, two, three and four of our rancher "before and after" series! Next up is our hallway...aka my stenciled labor of love. ;)

13 comments:

  1. I love love LOVE your fireplace! Still remember when you re-tiles the hearth with that gorgeous marble hex! So good!

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  2. I think matching the color of the brick with the mantle was a good idea. At the very least, it now blends well with the rest of the wall, and does not stick out like a sore thumb. Anyway, I hope to see what else you have planned for your fireplace, and the ranch in general. Good day!

    Lindsey Mckenzie @ Buchanan Fire And Door

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  3. Found your blog on insta, love all the before and afters <3 keep up to good work :)
    www.millesimy.com

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  4. Wow amazing! Is all I can say!

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  5. What did you use on the black metal screen to make it silver?

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  6. You did an amazing job! Did you use the high heat rustoleum? What color do they call it?

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    1. Thank you so much, Shawn! No, I didn't use the high heat because we aren't planning to use our wood-burning fireplace. We actually had a gas line run to the box for when we have enough money to have a new unit installed. If you are going to be using the fireplace, definitely go with high heat!!

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  7. Yes wondering what color rustoleum you used?

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    1. I used a silver metallic color...but it was not high heat. We aren't planning on using the fireplace until we have a new gas insert installed (when we save up), so definitely use a high heat paint if you regularly use it! :)

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