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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fireplace {REVEAL}

Way back in January we started our kitchen remodel & this extended into our great room.
Our kitchen still isn't done, but our great room is finished!
The fireplace is now a beautiful focal point that completed the whole kitchen remodel.  
Our kitchen is white, so this connected the two areas and made the whole space look amazing!

This is definitely one of my favorite parts of the whole remodel...My fireplace turned out so beautiful!
Can you believe this is even the same room?  
I am completely amazed at the transformation.
The herringbone tile on the fireplace is SO beautiful...
 It looks so unique...
I actually found all of the tile at Lowes.  
It is part of the Allen & Roth brand.
The planked wood is so gorgeous that I've been afraid to hang anything up on the mantel. 
 I've had a clock for about a month that has just been sitting on the floor.
Last night, I finally asked my husband to help me out.  He did not want to ruin the wood with nail holes either.
  We were trying to figure out how to hang a nail between the cracks.  
He was so nervous about ruining it, that he actually called our contractor and asked what he thought we should do? 
 He saved the day and had a nail thin enough to fit between the cracks without damaging the wood!  
Here it is decorated...
I decided to go with a beach house feel!

 It makes me happy!

 Isn't that woodwork gorgeous?  
I still have to pinch myself when I walk in this room, Is this really MY house??

I sure love a great Before & After...
It's amazing what a little woodwork & paint can do for a room!

Our kitchen is finally done too!  
If you'd like to see the before & after, you can find it HERE.

I'm sharing with these blogs:


  1. Oh my, the difference is amazing! This has really improved the looks of this room and the fireplace is dreamy! Wow!

  2. Really beautiful makeover! I love the tile in the herringbone pattern and the gray walls.

  3. What an amazing fresh and clean. I love the calm beachy colors and the unique clock over the mantel. Nice job!

  4. Looks amazing! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  5. It looks great. I really love how it turned out too. Would command strips work for hanging the clock or other things in the future so you don't ruin the wood? Looks the the trim was changed up around the windows too. Love the new look!

  6. this is amazing! I love the light and fresh feel with all of the white. I want to use those tiles for a bathroom one day. Gorgeous!

  7. Brighter, lovelier! Great job:)

    TQM hopping by and following/blogging Chopped Vegetable Salad Recipe

  8. This is beautiful!! What color/brand paint did you use?

  9. What a gorgeous transformation !!!
    The tile AND the plank wall - I'm in love - beautiful job!
    Hopping over from Not Just a Housewife.

  10. That is stunning! I'm developing a bit of an obsession for the Allen and Roth brand at Lowe's. You've sold me on this tile as an option for our kitchen backsplash for sure! Awesome transformation!

  11. I love your new fireplace!!! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I would love it if you linked this up to my Motivate Me Monday linky party at IT'S A ginger SNAP.

  12. I am absolutely in love with your fireplace! I would be petrified to damage it with nail holes as well! Also loving the simplicity of the decor. Stopping by from Show Me Your Stuff. You can find me at

  13. Stunning!! It is a work of art! The transformation is amazing and you guys did a great job! Such a better feeling to the room.....

  14. Your before and after is amazing!!! WOW, is all I can say... I love how the room feels so much brighter. Great job!

  15. It's beautiful. Changes the feel of the room.

  16. Looks SO AMAZING! Featuring you this weekend!

  17. I can not wait to see your kitchen!! The family room is great. Love the fireplace. Di@Cottage-Wishes

  18. What a gorgeous makeover! It really doesn't even look like the same room. You inspire me girl! Thanks for sharing :)

  19. Wow! Can hardly believe it's the same room! It looks so bright and crisp! I love the trim around the windows!! So lovely :) Would love for you to share this or any of your other DIY at our link up party on my blog please. Have a fabulous week!
    Kendra @

  20. I am totally obsessing over your fireplace makeover!!! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

  21. Wow, what a stunning transformation, Sally! Such a beautiful, fresh, relaxing room! Love the herringbone tiles! :-). Great job!

  22. Oh how I love this!!! The planking above the mantel is gorgeous!

  23. Crazy for the herringbone tile work! Looks great!

  24. Love this fireplace!!

  25. Thanks Sally for linking up at our blog party! So glad you shared this beautiful fireplace makeover :) Would love to see you back tomorrow morning with any of your other DIY!
    Kendra @

  26. Absolutely gorgeous! I featured this at our party this week! Angie xo

  27. Stopping by from Thrifty Decor Chick. Looks AWESOME, I love the herringbone. I have some outdated tile on my fireplace and this is definitely inspiring me to do something with it. Looks great!
    -Katy @

  28. What a great job you did decorating. Love the tiles! Where did you get your clock?
    Great job!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! I got my clock at Hobby Lobby. They go on sale for 50% off all the time.

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  30. absolutely love your fireplace and your wall color which I am dying to know the color