Thursday, December 30, 2010
Changes To The Fireplace
This is the homestead fireplace in the living room. For some time I have been wanting to make it look more like a real fireplace. After making it I was not sure how I wanted to finish it. It has been about two years now. After looking at many Country Sampler magazines & A Primitive Place magazines I was even more sure I wanted to do more to it. I have seen many beautiful fireplaces shown in the many blogs I follow. You all have such wonderful taste. Now I am sure I want to do a fireplace redo. I thought about painting it black over colonial red then distressing it but I believe I will keep it stained to match the side cabinets for sure.
I removed the black cast iron piece I had on it. I will have to find another way to use it some where else. It was my Pap & Grams. I am thinking I want to add the corbels & a shelf cut to fit on top of them to make the fireplace look as if it has two levels. Also thinking I want to put a board with pegs between the corbels to hang the Christmas stockings on at Christmas. I got the perfect long black basket for Christmas that would look amazing hanging from the pegs the rest of the year. Another deli ma is should I stain all the extras to match the fireplace & side cabinets or paint them black? So I was wondering what all of you think & if you have any suggestions. I will look forward to hearing any in put from you all.
Blessings Til Next Time!