Fireplace Before and After

by SallyLoveOfHomes
This is such an amazing after, I can't believe it's even the same room! We ended up painting the great room, adding more craftsmen style trim around the windows & baseboards, and we completely changed the fireplace. It is so bright and beautiful now and my mantle is actually wide enough to actually decorate! You can get all the details on my blog:
This makeover completely transformed the whole room. I'm amazed at what even the paint did to change the feel of the room.
Here is our BEFORE...
Here is the AFTER...
We had our contractor do a planked craftsmen style fireplace surround. He did a beautiful job!
We changed our rounded pillars into more of a craftsmen style...They also match the fireplace too.
I found the herringbone tile at Lowes. It took our contractor and my husband a lot more time than they had expected. It was a little more difficult than regular tile, but it turned our gorgeous! For the edge of the hearth, they cut regular marble tile to go around the edge. Our contractor suggested that because the edge of the herringbone might not be as strong if you are sitting there. This was a good idea and looks pretty.
Our Herringbone tile and marble tile edging is from the Allen & Roth line at Lowes.
Here is a before...
I don't think you can ever go wrong with adding more woodwork to a room! It adds so much character!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Kaitlyn Martins Kaitlyn Martins on Sep 03, 2017
    we have the same drywalled fireplace, do you mind if i ask how much it was to change it? i dont even know how to bid something like this out

  • Mary Jo Oldfield Mary Jo Oldfield on Jan 16, 2018
    We’re putting the shiplap above our fireplace and I’m wondering what finish you used. My fireplace surround is a white semigloss I believe ( could be gloss) and not sure if the the whole upper area, trim and shiplap should be same! What did ypu use?

  • Katie Katie on Apr 16, 2018

    This is beautiful! Do you remember what color grey is on the walls?

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