Wow! The previous owners of our house painted the brick fireplace with a white, high-gloss paint. My husband and I love brick and had the brilliant idea of trying to recover the natural brick surface. After 32.5 hours of DIY'ing with rags, chemicals, power tools, a toothbrush and a very hand father-in-law (God, I love him!) we found what we were looking for: brick. I love it! But, I see this and I'm wondering what we were thinking? High-five on a job well done!
Before & After: Molly's Family Room Fireplace Makeover
|9/22/11 3:20 PM|
@Miami's Elaine. I chuckled when reading your post. I have quite the opposite situation. My neighbors to the left AND right (both single, middle aged women) will ONLY talk to my husband. I assure you this is not a cultural issue. But, we have had a few good laughs at their desperate attempts to get his attention.
Are You a Good Neighbor?
|8/29/11 10:09 PM|
Love! Quick question, did you do the same thing on the opposite side?
Before & After: A Terrific Faux Transom Transformation
In My Own Style
|8/29/11 6:41 PM|
I can relate. My husband and I went through the exact same thing. We have built in bookcases on either side of our fireplace and picture windows above each bookcase making the placement of our TV even more difficult. In the end, we opted to put the TV in a different room (a den/family room) and let the fireplace be the focal point of it's room. It was the best decision we made. In the winter we watch far less TV because we would rather be in front of the fireplace. And the best part, we actually talk about our day instead of zoning out in front of a week night lineup.
Alternatives to Placing TV Above the Fireplace?
|8/4/11 7:17 PM|