Tuesday, November 1, 2011


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.


Kek said...

It's amazing what some paint can do - that looks so much nicer. I think the black hearth will work really well.

I'm a little jealous of your fireplace... ;)

Charlotte Orr said...

Thanks Kek! There was a wine rack in it when we moved in, so I'm not sure if we can actually use the fireplace. Might get someone round to have a look once it starts getting cold again.