5 Ways to Fake a Fireplace Mantel

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Viewing all the beautifully decorated mantels is enough to give anyone some serious fireplace envy if you don’t have one of your own.   Don’t worry–you are not alone! While I have a tiny mantel with my TV above it, it isn’t much to decorate.  Quite a few homes are built without fireplaces these days, {…Read More…}





Family Room Makeover Part 5: Final Touches

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If you have been following along on my family room makeover you know I am almost done.  I had those final touch-ups to do.  The last 10% of a project is always the part that kills me.  I was so anxious to get this all done that I have been hard at work making this {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Get This Look: Stone Fireplace Family Room

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I’ve got fireplaces and mantels on my brain this week. I’m loving the look of stacked stone, so I was very drawn to this beautiful living room designed by Color Drunk Designs that was recently featured at House of Turquoise. I looked around to find five of the best tutorials for projects that you could do yourself to replicate the look of this room. If you are up for a little DIYing, you can definitely get this look at bargain prices! Scroll down to find the five ways I found to decorate a living room with a dramatic fireplace.

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Family Room Makeover Part 4: AirStone Fireplace Makeover

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Now comes the fun part.  The AirStone fireplace paired with the wood mantel and the white IKEA Billy Bookcase “built-ins) is absolutely stunning and completely changed the whole look and feel of our family room.  Not only do we have more storage than we will ever need – we now have a focal point in {…Read More…}