From Bland to Glam

6 Materials
Our fireplace was outdated and a did nothing for a focal point of our family room. With our vaulted ceilings it needed to be a lager & grander scale We demo'd the hearth to make it more flush and not take up so much space. Plus it was dangerous for babies. We removed carpet, added a new light fixture and painted before fireplace renovation
When we bought the house
We demo'd the hearth to make it more flush and not take up so much space. Plus it was dangerous for babies. We removed carpet, added a new light fixture and painted before fireplace renovation
Framing it out
We framed it out & removed the mantle
Ready for mortar & laying tile
Added electrical for sconces to be added later on. Purchased new mantle & hung. Used concrete backer boards for tile installation
Making progress
Followed fireplace design with the new glass tiles & spray painted the mantle
Operation Glam complete
Final look after grout, clean up. We used a different tile for the fireplace insert to give some contrast.
Still looking for the perfect sconces but we love our Hollywood Regency Glam makeover of the boring 80s family room that took its place! It has that wow factor with the chandelier & the fireplace compliments it and becomes the focal point when you walk in. This was a lengthy project with all those corner cuts and took about a month of weekends to get it all done. Our cost of this project was around $300. We've had lots of compliments on it😄
Resources for this project:
See all materials
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
3 of 21 questions
  • Violet Violet on Jan 09, 2019

    It’s gorgeous!!! Totally updates the whole room! You said u only had 300 dollars in the whole thing, where on earth did you find your materials that cheaply? I did a kitchen backsplash and it cost over 400 just for the glass tiles alone! You must have found bargains !!!

  • Karen Lorbecki Karen Lorbecki on Jan 09, 2019

    What is the wall color? Looks beautiful with the white fireplace!

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jan 14, 2019

    Where did you find the gorgeous corbels? They look fantastic and with the gold finish - oh, swoon! 😎

Comments
Join the conversation
3 of 242 comments
Next