Jess' rental had a beat up fireplace that was a bit of an eyesore in the middle of her living room. She found the perfect low-cost way to give it some glamour, with a classic renter's trick that we love:
Rachel's home hadn't been updated since it was built in 1975, and it was evident in the dark fieldstone fireplace. Not having the funds for a full renovation, she got creative with paint—and boy, does it look great.
Q: The fireplace in our family room is the first thing you see when you walk in and due to its massive size, maybe the only thing you see the entire time you are in the room. It just takes over and refuses to be ignored...
Kelly's new home was trapped in the 80s; In the family room, the fireplace stuck out— literally. As you can see, there were two protruding brick supports that perhaps once held a mantel. When Kelly decided to get rid of them and update its look, she made it worse before it got better. But get better it did—much better.
Q: So here is my dilemma. My boyfriend and I are renting a gorgeous apartment but the only downfall is this outdated eyesore of a fireplace. The fireplace works but as you can see it is not appealing. Our landlord is a sweetheart but wont let us tile or do anything to permanently change it. So I am asking you guys for some serious help. What can I do to makeover the fireplace that will be removable/temporary? -Sent by Jessica
Q: So, a relative recently bought me this brown sideboard. I love it, however the rest of my living room has a color scheme which consists of blacks, greys, and whites! Please help! As it was bought for me I can't really sell it...
After three years of living in this "builder basic" house, the homeowners hired Krista to help personalize it. On the agenda was adding some style to this blank 2-story wall. Now that fireplace is really a focal point:
Tackling soot in your fireplace is a really messy, hands-on job. Though it might be tempting to use a powerful commercial cleanser to get the job done quickly, think about trying one of these all-natural options first; they are safe and just as effective as most commercial cleansers.