Another cold, wet, and grey weekend here coupled with two extra sets of hands led to a lot of progress on our unfinished lower-level fireplace surround. But, before I get ahead of myself, I thought I'd share some of the inspirational images I've come across lately.
This fireplace update from The Lettered Cottage is definitely the biggest inspiration for the project as a whole. Simply stunning. Although they started with a much more "finished" look than we will, it still includes the same type of brick foundation. Both in need of some seriously updated covering up!
In this case they covered all of the brick other than the immediate surround, which has given it a really fresh and light look.
This fireplace offers a different direction entirely. The white mantel atop the red brick hearth makes for a really cozy feel. Unfortunately, for us, this would require stripping the already painted brick and we would still have to deal with the scraggly edges of our hearth. Love the stacked wood in the firebox.
This is also a contender. I love the rustic quality. Brick surround, natural wood mantel, planked hearth - What more could you ask for?
More updates coming up. Hope you had a great weekend!
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