Thursday, November 10, 2011

All I want for Christmas is a new fireplace...(Okay, really it's just one of many things I want)

If you have been following my blog you know the sad state of my poor fireplace...funky, old brick and an ugly wonky-jonky brown wooden mantel. My sweet hubby began making some improvements on it quite a while ago by tiling the floor in front and around the fireplace. We are planning on covering the (ugly) brick with stacked rock, but the hubby has been busy and/or otherwise occupied for the past three years now. Three years. Really? I am hoping to put a bee in his bonnet with this little post. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have a pretty fireplace and mantel to decorate for Christmas. Here are some of my favorites gathered from Pinterest, always a great source of addiction inspiration... 

I like the large mantel and the color of the rock.

I like the traditional mantel and surround against the stacked rock wall. I know the hubs could make something really beautiful.

I definately want built-ins by the fireplace. I like the sconces, too. I would love to have hardwired lighting on the rock wall.

Fuzzy wuzzy I know, but I like the built-ins with doors (I can hide more junk that way!).

The chunky mantel is so cute!

So far this is my favorite. I like the dark mantel, the color of the stone and the wide hearth. Hubby wants the television over the fireplace, too. I like the little recess for the tv, but I would prefer to have a cabinet to hide the tv when not in use.

So what do y'all think? Any advice or suggestions are welcome.

Hoping to have a new fireplace before Christmas!!!

1 comment :

  1. I LOVE THIS!!!!! I had a house fire and trying to get inspiration and this just nailed it!!!!!!!!