Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vintage Fireplace Surround

Now that we finally have most of the basics in place,
there is really only some tweaking to do.

 I really love this house
and I can't believe it is really ours now!

I have loved every home we have lived in,
but this one is definitely the coziest and most homey.

We painted our dining room table, bench, and chairs a creamy white, and I love it.  But I was just not feeling this wall.  It did not feel "done."  The room is very small and there is almost no room for anything besides the table. 

I have always wanted a fireplace with a mantel.  We have a wood stove in our living room, and we love the cozy wood fires, but we have never had that elusive fireplace and mantel.  I have seen many faux fireplaces on Pinterest and thought that might work here.  I thought about making one but also kept my eyes open for an affordable one at an antique shop. 

I found this one that I thought was just right.  It is very old and shows it.  I love the imperfections.  I didn't take a photo of it before, but I didn't do anything to it but paint it. 

It fits the space perfectly.

Here is a before photo of the wall.
And the after.

Brian made this box out of pallets.  I used it for an herbs this summer and it weathered beautifully.  I brought it indoors for the winter.

This is exactly the look this wall needed.

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  1. I love your fireplace surround:) It makes the room so cozy and warm.


  2. What a beautiful piece and addition to your dining room. I am visiting your blog for the first time, and am now your newest follower. Would love for you to follow me back at . I look forward to visiting you again soon.

    Betty (maddiebellahome)

  3. It looks great and really makes the room!

  4. Lovely room. I love the clean, uncluttered look and the mantle add a unique touch. You have some very creative little touches all around your room. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Looks perfect, loving this room now with all the new changes! Diane

  6. Girl, you've done it again. That is one of the best ideas I've seen, but the way you decorated it really made it come alive. Great job!

  7. wow, that turned out beautifully!!! Very creative!!!

  8. You're right: that's just what your room needed! What a wonderful addition. I'm sure you'll have fun styling your mantel for all the seasons!

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

  9. Your mantel is absolutely perfect! I love it on that wall. Looks beautiful!

  10. Your "fireplace" is so convincing and fits perfectly with your room. Love the mantel and how you've decorated everything--so beautiful! I am in my long-awaited home, and I know that frustrating, painful, and sometimes guilt-ridden longing to have what you don't but what you really want while trying to be grateful in all things. I'm so happy for you and your great blessing! Thank you for sharing with Inspired Sunday!

  11. Oh I love this and I love your box at the bottom. Such a beautiful display and vignett and your dining room is so beautiful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  12. The mantel is perfect. It really brings that room to life. Your decorating actually makes the room look bigger. How do you do that!?!?!? A pleasure to be visiting you from Inspired Sunday!


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