Fall is here! It’s finally here! Football, cooler temps, gorgeous leaves, cozy sweaters–there is so much to love about this season.
As a child, many of my memories took shape around the fireplace in my parents’ home. Mastering the art of roasting marshmallows to the perfect shade of brown. Watching my architect dad spend the weekend giving our fireplace a new look. Warming our hands by the fire during one of the many memorable Arkansas ice storms. With fall officially upon us, let’s take a look at a few fireplace before & afters that will be sure warm your heart.
Before, this brick fireplace felt out of balance, but with the addition of new built-ins, a fresh coat of white paint and a new mantle, this fireplace makeover took the overall feel from dated to darling.
Over at The Pear Tree Cottage, you can read all about how this fireplace underwent a serious facelift. With the addition of a new mantle and the ever-popular couple of coats of white paint to conceal an overload of pink brick, this fireplace transformed into an instant classic.
And then there is this masterpiece of a fireplace makeover. Bliss at Home went all out when they decided to give their stone fireplace a serious spruce. New tile, white paint (surprise!) and a freshly updated mantle. Talk about a head turner.
And now for my favorite fireplace transformation. Cool fall breezes AND the warm glow of a fire? Sign me up for relaxing in this screened porch pick-me-up. The addition of a stacked-stone fireplace to this outdoor space was spot on.
Whether you decide to give your fireplace a completely new look or opt for a fresh coat of paint for a quick boost, a fireplace makeover is a fun way to give a focal point in your home some fall TLC.
Cara Hazlewood is a real estate broker and a devoted do-it-yourself-er. She writes about her home transformations on her blog, Live the Home Life.