Friday, May 25, 2012

Come See My Fireplace


I’m so glad you stopped by, I’m so excited to show you my newly painted fireplace! What a difference it made, it’s so amazing what paint can do isn’t it? I still can’t believe it’s the same fireplace, I smile every time I look at it! Stush did it for me, I didn’t even have to hold a paintbrush, I did though take the vacuum sweeper attachment to the brick before he primed it and I decorated it which is the fun part right?


Everything shows up so well on the mantel too, the etc sign is the one from the Salvation Army store for $1.49, I took the hooks off that were across the bottom and painted it black. The two books it’s sitting on I covered in drop cloth scraps, the urn on the right I found at one of the yardsales last weekend for $2.00, yardsales are the best for picking up items for the home I think!


I never took a picture of my fireplace unless I had to, but I found this one from last fall, you can see how dark brown the brick was! Now it is white as can be!PA111557


This will be my last post until after June 2nd, I’ll be gone a week to this place…..


Cabo San Lucas! We are leaving this Saturday, our anniversary #6!

I’ll be joining these great parties:

Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense

Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge

Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ Country French Cottage

Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

Catch a Glimpse @ A Glimpse Inside

Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty Decorating

Inspiration Friday @ The Picket Fence

Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage

Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest

Redoux Linky Party @ Redoux/

All Star Block Party @ Nutmeg Place

Just Because @Inspired by

Summer Fun Link Party @ The Lettered Cottage




❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

That was so worth a little paint. What a huge difference, for the better. I would smile when I passed it by also:) Great job

Cristina Garay said...

Hey Rondell your new fireplace its just gorgeous!! What a big difference!!
Have a great time in Cabo San Lucas!
Happy Anniversary!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

it's amazing
what a little white paint
can do to a dated fireplace

looks great
and lucky you
to vacation
in such a beautiful spot!

thanks for sharing
at Fridays Unfolded


Hi! I'm Shannon said...

Love it painted. Took the plunge a few months ago and painted my brick too. (much less though)

Have a great time on vacation. Happy 6th =)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The fireplace looks amazing. Love it painted. Great vignette too. Have a fabulous time on your trip and Happy Anniversary. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

I think it looks gorgeous! I painted ours and it does make such a difference in my space.

Helen's Decor said...

Your fireplace and mantle look very much like mine. About 4 years ago, I read on HGTV'S message board about 2 ladies who painted theirs. They posted before and after photos and it gave me the courage to go for it. Glad you took the jump...I doubt you will ever regret it. I love how it looks. Helen (I blogged about it last year.)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Rondell, I love the white! It looks fantastic! Enjoy your trip. School is out (finally) and we are at the lake for the long weekend.

NanaDiana said...

Rondell- THAT fireplace looks AMAZING! Your did a wonderful job and it completely changes the looks for the room! Enjoy your vacation!! xo Diana

Gina said...

Oh it's beautiful, Rondell. I know you have wanted to paint this for some time now and it couldn't have turned out better.
Have a wonderful & safe vacation & Happy Anniversary!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Wow! What a difference! It looks great!
Have a wonderful time on vacation!

Debbiedoo's said...

Looks fantastic Rondell. Enjoy your trip!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It looks fabulous Rondell!! I love the new look.

Have a great time in Cabo!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hop over and grab my starfish featured button (you can find it under my header)for your blog...yes you have been featured at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a transformation! Hope you have a nice vacation and anniversary!

CAS said...

Huge difference & a fabulous new look! Have a great Anniversary Vacay!

arrielle_p said...

Gorgeous! I'm lucky to have 2 fireplace mantels in my home. They are so fun to decorate specially for the holidays. Love your fireplace too. :)

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Shabby Marilyn said...

Great way to spend an Anniversary, have a fantastic time. Your fireplace is perfect now!

CAS said...

The fireplace looks fantastic! Amazing what some paint can do! Have a great time on your anniversary vacay!

Nancy said...

I LOVE the fireplace, what a huge difference! Have a great vacation and anniversary!

Miss Kitty said...

I ADORE painted brick anything! The only time I had a home built, we chose the ugly brick on sale for the exterior(no one else wanted it) because we knew we were going to paint it right off the bat. Your fireplace looks much lighter and brighter! Hope you had a good time in Mexico.

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

Thanks for linking up to our All Star Block Party. I've been trying to get my mom to paint her fireplace white for years. I've got to show her your pictures. Your fireplace looks sooo good! Thanks for sharing :)

Shasta @InTheOldRoad

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE the painted brick... looks so much brighter... thanks so much for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOGGING BLOCK PARTY ...


Anne said...

I love it!!! That whole room is just beautiful xox

Heather said...

Well, hello! I wanted to stop by and say "thank you" for visiting my blog. Your newly painted fireplace looks great! What a difference paint makes! Love the way you styled the mantle too.

Full Circle Creations said...

Love the painted brick! It looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party!


CAS said...

It looks like ya'll had a great time in Cabo. Great pics!