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Cottage Chic Fireplace Redo

The hubby and I had such a fun time tackling our first big home improvement project! We gave our old brick fireplace a fun and fresh cottage chic look!
We started by covering the existing fireplace with plenty of 2x4's and sheet rock. We framed out the mantel and added two mantel pillars!
We added a nice pop of color by placing some stained board and batten in the center top of our fireplace.
Lastly, it was time to decorate! I added some bright yellows and turquoise accents! I can't believe the difference this has created in the whole entire dining room! I look forward to every holiday just so I can redecorate our fun space!

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Sep 15, 2014

    Incredible! It's like a brand new room, and so much more bright and fresh! Amazing job.

  • Sherry M.
    Sherry M. Umatilla, FL
    on Sep 16, 2014

    WOW...what an difference, looks so inviting now the before was pretty dated! Job well done!

  • Kyle Minnehan
    Kyle Minnehan Antioch, TN
    on Sep 16, 2014

    I hate when posts like this skip several important steps

    • Katie Wyllie @ Made to be a Momma
      Katie Wyllie @ Made to be a Momma Lake Ariel, PA
      on Sep 16, 2014

      @Kyle Minnehan Im sorry I couldn't show all of the steps....if you click on the url at the bottom of this post it will take you to my blog that has a few more pictures and details. I hope that helps :)

  • Sheila Zimmerman
    Sheila Zimmerman California City, CA
    on Sep 16, 2014

    Nice but why not paint the bricks white then ad the painted woodwork

    • Liliana Lejos De México
      Liliana Lejos De México Pulaski, TN
      on Mar 1, 2015

      @Sheila Zimmerman I think that was a good choice that way if brick ever comes back they can just take down the sheet rock :)

  • Tracey Fowler Piper
    Tracey Fowler Piper Newsoms, VA
    on Sep 16, 2014

    This is what I need to do to my fireplace.

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