Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fireplace Makeover

Hello everyone!

It has been a glorious week here in GA!  The weather is beyond gorgeous and our schedule is light since there is no school.  So, with the relaxed atmosphere, why not throw in some spontaneous projects around the house right?  Isn't that what everyone does when they don't have too much on the calendar?  I decided to repaint my fireplace mantel so it would stand out more from the wall and accent the stone nicely.

So, here is the before:


And here is the after:


Now, I didn't hate the white mantel by any means.  It was classic and accented the stone nicely and matched the room perfectly.  I was just ready for a change.  I wanted to warm up the mantel a bit more to make it more of a focal point than it was.  


And I also painted the frame around the mirror above the mantel.  Felt like they should match.


I used the same paint color that I've used practically everywhere.  
Fawn Brindle by Sherwin Williams


It is obviously my "got to" grey color!  I like how it contrasts against all the white I have everywhere.


Have you done any spontaneous house projects lately?

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

40 comments:

Stacey said...

Beautiful! You know I'm a color loving girl but your white and soft colors are just beautiful. Gray is perfect for your mantel and mirror.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it. Great color. Nice contrast to all the white. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it. Oh, the power of paint!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

It looks great! I like how you painted the mirror frame too. Such a pretty color. We've got a few projects up our sleeves. Hopefully soon we'll start painting the kitchen cabinets. I think we're also going to replace the back splash with subway tile. That should keep us busy for awhile. :)

Art and Sand said...

March was a month of cleaning and organizing for me so I need something fun and spontaneous to do.

I am not a gray girl, but you take gray to new heights - I love your look.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It makes a wonderful difference! I love it Kelly!

Angela Santaniello said...

LOVE that color & it was a great idea to paint the mirror, too!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Susie said...

Kelly, I like the color you chose. It is better with the mirror matching. xoxo,Susie

Katie Mansfield said...

I am going to have to try that gray. It looks so pretty.

Calypso In The Country said...

Wow it looks gorgeous and really goes well with the rest of the room!
-Shelley

Marissa said...

Beautiful color nice contrast...
love this post because my mirror on top of my fireplace just broke and I need a new one asap you just got me to thinking about that
thanks...
xo marissa

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that looks just perfect!!! it's a very nice gray.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love the color and as much as I love a white fireplace mantle I think yours is perfect in that setting. Great choice-it looks wonderful.
My main project here has been rough-herding a 2 year old and 4 year old with the new baby- xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

I like this a lot, Kelly! It really does make a difference. I am going to remember the name of this paint...did you say who makes it? It really is perfect. I can never seem to get the right gray.

So many projects here, I wanted so much done before it got warm. Well, that hasn't happened yet but I still feel behind with everything! Ha!

XO,
Jane

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the paint color and the gray paint, I've bought so many grays and all have a touch of blue which I don't want!
Love the mantle this color it makes the room♥

Charity Thomas said...

Gorgeous! Great paint choice, very fitting for the room and its so you!

Charity Thomas said...

Gorgeous! Great paint choice, very fitting for the room and its so you!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Looks gorgeous, Kelly! Love the gray.
Hugs,
Patti

White Lace and Promises said...

Isn't the weather here just absolutely wonderful!? I took a long stroll today. I love the gray added to all the white! Beautiful as always.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The fireplace looks wonderful!! I can never get enough of your beautiful family room!

Missy George said...

Love the grey Kelly..No spontaneous projects but I'm switching out a window..soon to be blogged about..Have a good evening..

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Funny how we can transform something with a bit of paint! Beautiful Kelly. I agree, it does warm it up.
Enjoy the rest of your spring break!

Ron said...

I love the gray color, Kelly! xo

chateau chic said...

The grey really does make your mantel a beautiful focal point. Love the change.
Mary Alice

cynthia lee designs said...

Looks great!! The grey makes it stand out from the white pieces...love it!! But I loved it white too.
hugs,
Cindy

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That does look good. It works well with your stone facade too. Tying in the mirror with the same color was a great idea! The beads look great draped there. I'm starting to work on some Easter deco ideas.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is so pretty Kelly...and perfectly you. Thanks for sharing the color too!

My Forever Changing Home said...

You rock! I love that you are fearless when it comes to decorating! I need to paint our oak mantel so bad! I should "just do it"
Thanks for inspiring and it looks great!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love, love, love it Kelly!....great job!!!

Lady Pamela said...

Thanks for showing us your TV armoire. I am having a difficult time knowing what to do with our TV. I don't like looking at them when they are not in use. Still haven't made up my mind, but now I have an idea on which way I might go. Thanks for the help.
*Smiles*

Cynthia said...

Don't you just love the impact that paint can have??? I love the change!!!

Cynthia

laura Madalene said...

Gorgeous!!!! Every angle of this room has beautiful interest and appeal and a comfortable welcoming feel! LOVE that fun blue chair and the rustic, animal themed accessories. Great work..
outdoor furnishing

Babs R said...

LOVE it! The gray color is so pretty and picks up the gray in the stone surround...but then you knew that, didn't you? :) Gosh it's pretty. Have a good weekend. Hope the storms fizzle out before they get here.

Christine Vandormolen said...

Gorgeous....you have been a busy little spring bee!!!! great color choice!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love your mantel painted grey Kelly...it really stands out now against your light walls! Great job!!

Linda said...

I LOVE it!!!! I liked the before but I LOVE the after!! I have GOT to get me some of that paint!
Thanks for the name of the color!

Audrey said...

Beautiful and love your white ironstone.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

must love junk said...

It really does make your fireplace stand out more! So pretty :)
Susan

Anne said...

Love your beautiful new color on your mantle.Hmmmm yes I will be starting a project tomorrow.
xx
Anne

alfina said...

Hey Kelly,

This is gorgeous. So much inspiration for the spring, fireplace makeover is a must.

Do you recommend taking notes how and what needs to be done prior to starting the makeover project?

We had also listed some ideas
http://www.brick-anew.com/articles/fireplace-makeover.html

Thanks,

Annie