The challenge when living in these vintage spaces is to find a way to enjoy the history while tweaking things just enough to feel updated and fresh...while not destroying the original pieces in the process. Add in being a renter, and the challenges increase.
Kelly at Mint Demode solved this problem in style. She ran across Alan's fireplace makeover in his House Tour and it inspired her own take on this totally temporary (keyword for renters!) DIY solution. By using lightweight panels attached with velcro, she was able to cover the old, in need of work tilework facade without causing any damage.
All the details (including sources and budget): Mint Demode
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