I recently convinced my Mom that here red brick fireplace would look great with a wash of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I used the Pure White, thinned it down with water and applied it as a
wash. It was a wonderful transformation! Even my Dad liked it when I finished and he had been skeptical! Four hours and one quart of paint = one great update :) You can see more about this project and other ASCP projects on my blog www.sewafineseam.com
Commented on Sep 09, 2012
Use lots of candles...they have fire place candle stands now. It looks awesome & if you use
scented candles it will make the room smell great too!
Since you guys appreciated the coffee table from an old door that my husband built for me, I thought you'd love to see what he can do with old windows, too! Over the years he has built
some seriously cool pieces of furniture and shadowboxes, too. The very first thing he made for me was the window shadowbox to hold my wedding bouquet and bridal portraits. It's one of my most prized possessions.
He used scrap lumber from his grandfather's porch swing to create the red shadowboxes. I painted the red table and distressed it to look old. We make a pretty good team! :)
He doesn't use any plans to build things, but another Hometalker asked for plans for his tables in the coffee table post, so here is a little tutorial I wrote on how he created the hinged window shadowbox table: http://unskinnyboppy.blogspot.com/2008/09/tu...
I love the color on the right. You can use the coral color as an accent color. what I like
about that color is that you are not locked into a certain color. You can change the room around by changing the accent color. Even red or purple. You have a neutral background. I love changing the accent color to go with the various holidays. The fall (autumn orange color, Christmas reds & greens or cranberry & silver...its a good foundation color.