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Fireplace Refresh

One of the reasons we fell in love with our new house when we were first looking was the beautiful wood work it had in the family room. The crown molding and the fireplace mantel were two big things that stuck out in our head – in a good way! However, the whole house was oak everything. It was not bad, it just wasn’t our style but we knew it would be an easy fix.
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So, here’s what our family room looked like when we bought our house…
  • fireplace refresh, fireplaces mantels
  • fireplace refresh, fireplaces mantels
Not bad, right? Just not great. We decided to paint the mantel and trim white – and WHAT a difference!
  • fireplace refresh, fireplaces mantels
  • fireplace refresh, fireplaces mantels
We picked Sherwin Williams Light French Gray for the walls, the same color we used in our Living Room. I LOVE the color with the white mantel and trim.
And here’s how our room looks now!
  • fireplace refresh, fireplaces mantels
I really think this easy update made such a difference in this room. The fireplace is such a beautiful focal point, and painting it white really made it pop!
  • fireplace refresh, fireplaces mantels
We kept the existing fireplace screen, and the same tile – so this makeover was easy on our bank account! (Always a win!)
  • fireplace refresh, fireplaces mantels
  • fireplace refresh, fireplaces mantels
Now we LOVE snuggling up to our newly refreshed fireplace with some hot chocolate and a family movie!
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  • Maude  LaFountain
    Maude LaFountain Kopperl, TX

    Beautiful ....wish I had a room that size with a fireplace to snuggle with a cup of Hot Chocolate ....I love it it you did an awesome job !!!!

  • Giorgia
    Giorgia Brazil


  • Jeannie Carle
    Jeannie Carle Parnell, MO

    Wish I had a fireplace! This is just a gorgeous make-over!

  • Sonnygrl67

    I am sorry to say this, but what a waste of beautiful wood. Just think of the next owners of the house, they might have to restore all of the painted wood work.

    • The Cofran Home
      The Cofran Home Chicago, IL

      Hi! I'm sorry you don't like it! We are planning on staying in this house for quite a while (not selling anytime soon) so we decided to do the house with our taste and not play guessing games about what the next people might like. Thanks for your

  • Mary Boger
    Mary Boger Warren, MI

    I really like how it turned out. Very fresh looking with the
    white and the gray walls. I am a big fan of white paint.

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