How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

I love a good before and after and this fireplace done by Monica from East Coast Creative is awesome.  She took this from blah to amazing overnight.  She whitewashed brick, paint the wood shelving and mantel and spray painted the brass fireplace surround all in 24 hours.  Check out how she did it.

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Winter Woodland Basket with Lights

I am a big fan of not decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving.  So while no tree or stocking is up at our house I do have this little winter woodland basket up.  Since it has neutral tones to it I wouldn’t consider it Christmas at all.  Actually you can get away with keeping this {…Read More…}





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…}