With just a little wood and paint, we completed an easy gas fireplace insert makeover.
A house without a fireplace is a house without a heart. – Gladys Taber
Where do we even start with this little area of our fixer-upper home?
I mean the carpet and wood paneling says it all.
So much of our home needed to be updated, but it needed to be done on a B.U.D.G.E.T!
We are currently working on this little fireplace area…so far it’s been called the little family room. It’s pretty small so we are still toying around with what to do with it.
Anywho, we are putting in new flooring, painting the wood paneling, will whitewash the brick.
To start things off, we are going to do an EASY and budget-friendly fireplace gas insert makeover.
MAKEOVER SUPPLIES USED
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- Sandpaper (had)
- Painters tape (had)
- Black spray paint (we already had on hand)
- Salvaged wood pieces (free)
We know it was lovely before and all, but we thought it wouldn’t hurt to play around with it a little so here’s what we did…
FIREPLACE GAS INSERT UPDATE
- A little sandpaper was used to buff off the gold a little.
- Taped off areas so that spray paint could be used.
- Carefully applied spray paint (like we did to this gold mirror)
- Added salvaged wood pieces around the insert (cut if needed).
Easy, right? And oh so cheap just the way we like it!
Stay tuned for more projects from this room as it continues to evolve and for a post on painting the paneling.
We no longer build fireplaces for physical wamth- we build them for the warmth of the soul; we build them to dram by, to hope by, to home by. – Edna Ferber
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