Helllllllllo and happy Monday!! You guys, I am so excited for today’s post but first can we just talk about how fast this month is going?! Really, it’s already over half way through March and I feel like the month just started. Sheesh. I don’t know if it’s going fast for you but I feel like I’m barely keeping up! Anyway, we just finished up a little fireplace makeover and I am seriously LOVING it. This was actually a simple project, it was really more like tweaking a few small things, but they made a big difference in the overall feel of our fireplace in the front room. And now I’m kicking myself for not doing this sooner. But better late than never, right? OK, let’s hop to it.
So the first big change in this space was removing the old beadboard I had in this spot–our little “entryway” as I referred to it. We actually put that up a few years ago and I always felt like it was too high on the wall. It made styling this space kinda tricky and it always felt off to me. Anyway, I finally convinced myself it was ok to take it down and re-do it. And I’m so happy we did! We simply replaced it with a shorter piece of beadboard and trim, which instantly made this little spot feel so much better.
In order to balance out the fireplace we added the same headboard and trim to the other side. It really was a simple little addition that didn’t take much time, but it helped make the fireplace feel more finished and symmetrical, if that makes sense. And how cute are those wooden chairs?! I found them at Target and I love how they have an old-school, vintage vibe. They’re perfect for these small spaces!
After completing the beadboard, I also decided to paint the inside of our fireplace black. That made such a huge difference and it gave the fireplace a much more clean and classic look. I love the change! And best of all, it was really easy and fast. I plan to share how I did it very soon.
It’s crazy how just a few simple changes made this fireplace have a totally different look. Changing the beadboard and then adding more to the other side really helped this space feel more balanced. I love how it all looks now–especially with the black paint! And I gotta say–I can’t help but think about how far this fireplace has come over the past few years. Remember when it used to be yellow brick?!And our yellow walls? Eeek. She’s come a looooooong way!
I’m so glad you could drop by today! I really hope today’s post gives you an idea or two for your own home. xoxo