5 Ways to Fake a Fireplace Mantel

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

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

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

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…}