DIY

Fireplace Overhaul

Stacey Marlow

Fireplace Overhaul

The fireplace saga continues. My goal was to NOT paint the fireplace. I just didn't want to. My first plan of attack was to redo the tile and I thought that by adding a pattern it would give the fireplace a little pop of personality. Well, it did that, BUT I wasn't happy with the way the tile stickers brought out the yellow in the fireplace color and they just didn't pop like I wanted them to.  So, to paint. I decided I would try to give it a barn wood type feel. I used my trusty Heirloom traditions paint....

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Easy fireplace tile update!

Stacey Marlow

Easy fireplace tile update!

In our last house, I wanted to add a little pizazz to the fireplace, so I painted the tile. While I LOVED the end result, it was a project that darn near sent me over the edge. It was very tedious - at least the approach I took was! Here is the end result.  So when we moved into our current house, I knew I wanted to do SOMETHING to the fireplace to make it the focal point of that wall. I didn't mind the color of the wood (it's a pickled oak), but I wasn't in love with the...

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Chalkboard walls!

Stacey Marlow

Chalkboard walls!

  We’ve all seen those cool chalkboard walls posted all over Pinterest, right?  People put them in their kitchens, dining rooms, mud rooms…..You name it.  Have you ever wondered if they REALLY work?  Is it hard to do? Well, they do work, and it’s actually an easy process! I painted the bottom half of a wall, many years ago, in my kid’s playroom.  And more recently, Denise and I did a large portion of a wall in the store.  Both look great, work perfectly and were so easy to accomplish. All you need it chalkboard paint and a roller.  Easy...

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