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 My boyfriend and I are renting a gorgeous apartment but the only downfall is this outdated eyesore of a fireplace.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.
No matter how clean a room may be, a dirty fireplace can make it look messy and unkempt. Tidying up can take time and effort, but the end results are rewarding, and will help keep your fireplace in great working order.
The fireplace is almost always the centerpiece of the room —all furniture and decor tend to revolve around it. If you don't happen to be head over heels for yours, chances are you won't ever really love that room. The most effective and satisfying way to remedy the problem? Update the interior with paint.
Our home is full of lots of really gorgeous original details—and some not so gorgeous, not so original details. Somewhere around 1980, our fireplace's original cast iron surround and summer cover were removed and replaced with plug-in, light-up logs and delightful glass doors.