Since we’ve been on hold with house projects with all of the wedding planning and expenses – I’m admittedly already secretly planning some projects that B and I can conquer this winter, while the cold and snow surround us outside. So because I just can’t contain myself, here is some inspiration for a project we’ve had our eyes on.
Refacing Our Fireplace: This project has me a bit conflicted – but at the same time I’m curious to see how it would work in our space. We have built-in’s on either side of our fireplace and these are the original oak color with beveled glass windows. The brick had been already painted white, which we like and still flows with the space, but I can’t decide if white wood over top of the brick would work or if the mix-match of textures is what makes currently work. We definitely don’t want to paint the original built-in’s… they’re original features with original wood, and it would be so painful to do that! Check out our current fireplace!
New Tile in Front of Fireplace: Because the refacing is a bit more conflicting, we may end up doing this project before jumping all in, since this might be the only update we need to help with the space. Currently we have maroon tiles in front of our fireplace that meet up with our original oak floors. We’ve been talking about replacing these for awhile, and since we finally have one tiling project under our belts – we are feeling confident, plus it’s a small space! Updating these dated maroon tiles with some white marble would really make this space pop and be a clean look.
One of the reasons we love our house so much is because it’s a century home and we love a lot of the original features, like the natural woodwork, the built-in’s in both our dining and living room and our hardwood floors. So whenever we’re updating a space, we make updates that only enhance and highlight those original features we love!