I was planning to do some gardening this weekend but it was a bit wet out so decided to do something indoors instead.
When we bought this house it was painted with a lot of browns and greens, and I'm slowly trying to lighten things up. This weekend I attacked the fireplace area.
Before, with taupe walls and brown fireplace surround
After, with cream walls and white fireplace surround
I'm still undecided about the little bit in front of the fireplace. I'm reluctant to paint it white because it'll be too hard to keep clean, but I don't think I want to leave it brown. Might get a sample pot of some black paint to try.