Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The evolution of our fireplace

Three years ago when we were looking at this house I liked that it had a fireplace..but I didn't really care for the look of the fireplace.


As soon as we moved in I hung a mirror above it and painted the mantle and I liked it a lot better!


But I still didn't like the separation between the mantle and the tile.

I made a skirt  for the mantle and once again was much happier with the look.


Still not perfect, I decided to paint the tiles white. I always think most everything in my house look prettier white.


I am pleased now. I think the fireplace is looking much better now!


Now it is a pretty place to hang the stockings!

The fireplace isn't the only thing that has changed a lot since we moved here...


I am happy because I think this is a great house to grow up in and I hope my kids will have many happy memories of their teenage years in this home.

I am busy getting everything ready for thanksgiving dinner...sending wishes that everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving!

Thanks for visiting!


14 comments:

Grandma Carolee said...

I love how the fireplace looks all painted white...and Chantel gets more adorable with each year.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love what you did with the fireplace. It looks very pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!

Junkchiccottage said...

Sandy,
The fireplace is a beautiful transformation and your stocking hung there will look great. Have a wonderful day tomorrow with your beautiful family.
Kris

SweetNovember Lane said...

What a beautiful blog. I just love your all white fire place!:)

Twinkle Terrior said...

It looks so pretty! Blessings to your home from ours for a Happy Thanksgiving. ox

Twinkle Terrior said...

It looks so pretty! Blessings to your home from ours for a Happy Thanksgiving. ox

Twinkle Terrior said...

It looks so pretty! Blessings to your home from ours for a Happy Thanksgiving. ox

pipigirl said...

a question... do you ever have a fire? and if you do, arent you a bit afraid it may catch on fire. i love it and would look reaaly pretty with mine, just a thought, i guess. happy thanksgiving to you all.:)

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I see two transformations- the fireplace ad Chantel- both are beautiful! I love your choice of white; it's so peaceful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Melanie said...

It does look better white! No, it isn't theonly thing that changed! Mine grew up too fast too!

lynn said...

i love it white, and the ruffle is darling, sandy! and chantel went from a young girl to a young lady-so sweet!

Down to Earth Style said...

I am with you on keeping the mantel ever changing. I miss being able to change up the mantel with mirrors and photos. I want to ditch the TV. Mush more fun without. :)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

The white is so much better! It looks great now!

~Shanon

Lindsey Mckenzie said...

You turned your fireplace into white just in time for the winter! Hahaha! You did some nice adjustments, but don't you think you should add some decorations of other colors? I like it but it looks plain. Plus, if you use the fireplace, it will get dark from the coals and the soot, so keeping it white could be a hassle.

Lindsey Mckenzie @ BuchananFireAndOutDoor.com