Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Fireplace Makeover

Hi all!
Happy Sunday!
Hope you are having a great weekend.
I spent yesterday at the new home of our friends, they just moved into a big beautiful new home on a golf course with an amazing view.
They decided that their fireplace looked too bland. It actually was all beige, the whole entire thing. They asked me if I could faux paint it to look more like stone, and to give a warmer feel to the room. So I got out my paints and glazes and went to work. It took me about 4 hours to get this look.
They loved the way it turned out, and it was just the look they wanted. They are very pleased with the outcome, and so am I. I had a lot of fun painting, and they made me a fantastic lunch, which we had out on their new patio. We ate, and watched the golfers, bunnies and lizards.
They were very surprised that you could get a look like this just using some paints and glazes. I was a bit nervous, as I have never painted for anyone but myself and my daughter. I always say that it's just paint, and if you don't like it, paint over it. That was not the case, they loved it, and really appreciated my creativity.
I don't have a before picture but, it was big, beige,and boring, until I got my little hands on it.
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Chat again soon.


Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,

LuLu Kellogg said...

Beautiful job Rosemary!


Fabulous! ~ Angela

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Wow, it looks so much like stone now, just beautiful!!!

Michelle Cummings said...

Beautiful job! We have such a drab fireplace...maybe I'll take a photo of it after we paint the kitchen and you give some idea's...:)

Rose H (UK) said...

I was looking at the photos thinking - why does that need a make over, it's beautiful. Then I read the text lol!
Fabulous job....if you're ever in the UK just let me know - I'll have the paints out ready!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I THOUGHT IT WAS STONE! Very, very good really know what you are doing! Anita

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my gosh Rosemary, you did that !! You are even more talented then I realize. Love it xoxoxo Clarice

Draffin Bears said...

Great job Rosemary and your friends would have been thrilled.


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

It's beautiful, Rosemary, you did a fantastic job! I always miss having a fireplace in this house but now I really do want one again. Your work just glows, you talented lady!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Wow Rosemary! I didn't know you that you could faux paint too!! You are a woman of many talents. It looks fabulous!

MJ Ornaments said...

Wow Rosemary, great job! Take care, Martha

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful work, Rosemary!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Happy Friday the 13th!