In Regards to Question: Need Help, 35yr. Old Fireplace / Being Redone

I have taken a lot of different ideas from all your comments and now I'm getting to work and have a direction I'm headed in. Fallowing are some pictures while in the process.
We are getting rid of the fireplace insert (going for sale)! Wait till you see what is taking its place. Not done yet!
Old fireplace, for the past 35 years. BEFORE
As most of you stated " remove the wall paper"

Removed old wallpaper and painted the area blue (had the paint) $- 0 cost
Fallowed another suggestion... Changed the matting around the picture, because of the blue wall. Now this really off sets the picture off. Thanks for that idea, just painted the matting, worked great!
Now was the question what to do with that big blue wall? Mirrors on each side floor to sealing so no big mirror over fireplace would not work. Wanted to keep picture, I love it and there is an attachment. So I added removable wall decals from Target which was also commented on another post. I went with brown stems and white flowers or some

flowers are tans or shades of brown. They also do the 3D look. I.m looking for a whole new look and so far its working.
Not quite done with the wall yet, still need more flowers, need to space them around.

Now you can see the pictures contrast with the wall. Next we will do down below the

fireplace area. What to see the transformation continue!
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  • Lori Lori on Mar 17, 2018

    Can you please send me a picture of the finished project so I can see what you did? It was a long time ago now but someone just commented and I'd love to see it. Thanks, Lori ( Canada )

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  • Jackie D Jackie D on Feb 14, 2015
    Thank you Lori, some of your ideas I have thought of doing and will try. I like the idea to shop at home....I shall be doing that right away. The bird cage has to big of a base to fit. I had already tried that. Well thanks, and I shall just be moving things around and shopping at home..

  • Laura Pettit Laura Pettit on Nov 12, 2016
    I like it with the stenciling and the picture. Great job 👍