We recently transformed our self-described “hole in the wall” to the centerpiece in our family room. Long overdue, friends now ask if we even had a fireplace before adding metallic tile to the wall, granite to the floor, a hand-built and stained mantle, and log set to the fireplace wall. A backdraft several years ago that consumed our basement in smoke and rendered the wood-burning fireplace unusable in my mind.
A lack of lighting, other than hideous “fish eyes’ above the fireplace was remedied, as well as an addition of a well-needed ceiling.
The pumpkin wall becomes the focal point of the room, with a usable fireplace, the glass doors re-used with a coat of black paint.
Welcoming, modern, hip, I love the finished look!
I will post more photos when I finally get some picture up. Two other rooms to come, when the personal touches are added. Dust, banging, unexpected wetness behind the old tiles, delays all worth the finished look! C