Before & After: Shelby's Fireplace Makeover

Before & After: Shelby's Fireplace Makeover

Beth Zeigler
Mar 1, 2010

This "Before" image shows Shelby's living room before she moved in--with all the previous owner's stuff. It looks like the past owners were using the space as a dining room (while Shelby upgraded it to a cozy living room). We love Shelby's chic decor but we are really impressed at how a few coats of white paint transformed the space.

Even though Shelby's relatives begged her not to paint the fireplace, she went ahead with the makeover. The fresh coat of white paint makes the fireplace blend in with the decor instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. Shelby draws attention (and creates height) to the mantlepiece by showcasing a large gold mirror and matching wood masks. Adding to the coziness of the space are plenty of texture and patterns in the form of zebra stripe and starburst pillows, painted white twigs and animal figurines that play up the rooms overall exotic theme.
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(Images: Shelby Nycole)

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