Fireplace Transformation

It has been a while since I have shared a house renovation project, but I am so excited to share this new one with you all.  From the first day we walked into this house when we were trying to find a house to buy, I have hated the fireplace with a passion.  It is one of the first things you see when you walk in the front door, and it was such an eye sore to me.  It looked like something straight out of the 80’s even though this house was built many years after the 80’s ended.  I just cannot explain how much I hated that thing.  Not only did it have the ugliest green marble around it, but it also had gold accents.  It could not be farther from my style or more outdated.  Before we bought the house, I told my husband that it had to go right away.  Unfortunately, other projects took center stage like our hardwood floors, my closet, and our kitchen cabinets. The fireplace just kept getting pushed back, but my disdain for it continued.  I mean just look at how horrible it is! 

I have had to live with looking at that thing for over a year now, but the time finally came to get rid of it last week.  We had a guy that was coming out to do a few small projects, and we started talking to him about the fireplace.  I showed him some pictures I found on Pinterest to give him an idea of what I wanted.  The more that I talked with him, the more I could see that he truly got my vision. I started to get super excited when we decided he was our guy and we were going to move forward.  First and foremost, I wanted the green marble and gold accents gone.  I also wanted to update the mantel to make it look a little more modern and to extend it up to the ceiling with sort of a ship lap look.  Yes, I was channeling my inner Joanna Gaines! Ha ha! I also wanted to go with a marbled tile with shades of white and grey in place of the green.  I could just imagine in my head what it would look like, and I couldn’t wait for the renovation to begin.  

The first day they showed up to work last week was such an exciting day for me.  It was the day the green marble got taken away and the mantel came down.  I can’t explain how happy I was when I walked in the room to see the blank wall with no mantel or marble.  It already seemed to brighten up the room completely.  They were able to save the original mantel and use it in the final design with some minor adjustments.  Each day they were here I could see the progression and my vison coming to life.  I was so eagerly awaiting the finished product. We did have a small issue trying to find the right marble tile that I liked, but thankfully we were finally able to find something that I am in love with.  I am beyond happy with how it all came out. It look exactly like the vision in my head   It is so amazing and is now a great focal point when you walk into my house.  I just keep staring at it because it is just so beautiful now. 

What an improvement, right? Isn’t it gorgeous? I am in love! The pictures don’t even do it justice. It’s so much brighter and beautiful in person. I couldn’t be happier!


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