Tuesday, April 8, 2008

And the big reveal

Just as a reminder, that is what my fireplace used to look like. It was a horrid lovely red color that was disgusting dirty beyond repair. I'm not kidding when I tell you that no amount of hard work, soap or acid could get it clean. In fact, it took two coats of some weird spray-paint smelling substance and an hour of scraping with a putty knife to even be ready for paint.

And here is my masterpiece post paint job:


I'm not 100% convinced I love it. It's quite a shocking difference, and I wonder if it looks too sterile. Below is the same perspective I used in my last post.


What do you guys think?

And, since I'm in a sharing mood today... here is the other half of the world's oddest shaped room (And a peek at the always super chic Lola the bean dog.)



*Le sigh*

Someday I'll come up with a way to make this room look better!

15 comments:

Kristal said...

I absolutely love it! Not sterile at all, and such an improvement over the dirty brick. Gorgeous!!!

Carrie said...

FABULOUS!!

Patty H. said...

It's beautiful, really. If you are concerned it's "too" white, maybe go back to black with just the top mantle piece thing. It might tie in your beautiful art better also.
But I love it either way.
Oh, to have a fireplace *swoons*.

littlemonkey said...

Looks GREAT!!! Congrats on all the hard work :)

Alison said...

I LOVE IT!! GREAT job!!!

fioretta said...

Looks great, especially when you compare it to the before! I agree with the comment from patty h. though, if you feel it's too much - just painting the top piece darker again might help. And lovely blog!

Amy said...

I like it! It looks really clean and fresh. Which pic shows the true paint color- in some it looks a lot darker than in others...

Meg said...

Amy, the truest color is in the last two. I took the close up as the sun was fading.

Jennifer said...

I think it looks great! Dramatic change for sure, but in a good way :)

secretstiletto said...

I love it!!!! I think you did a great job!

Amy said...

You've been tagged! See my post dated 4/11/08

ps. love the paint color with the fireplace

Cassie said...

where did you get your armless chairs, they are what I have ben looking for.

Meg said...

Hi Cassie,

The chairs are from Overstock.com. I think they still carry them in different fabrics.

Mrs. Limestone said...

What a great transformation. It looks sooooo good in white.

Heidi said...

I know I am commenting on this post ridiculously late, but I just stumbled upon your blog. I love it!!! Plus, I love your Boston.
I love the white bricks, they look much cleaner than the red bricks.