Monday, June 14, 2010

Fireplace Before & After + BLUE

In this photo, you can see the "blah" green that was in our living, the too-big-for-it's-britches shelf that took away from the beauty of the fireplace, and the fireplace with it's 4 different paint colors. Really not working for us.








We simplified the fireplace by painting it white. I'm loving the cobalt and how it pops against the tongue in groove ceilings. Now that we have our canvas, the fun part begins - new sofas, window treatments, light fixture...and Georgia O'Keefe. Get excited!. ; )

What do you think? Do you like the blue, or do you prefer more muted colors?


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28 comments:

Lacey said...

Love it. Love it! LOVE IT! A thousand times love it! Excellent color choice.

Anna said...

LOVE THE BLUE...and it looks absolutely fantastic so far...cant wait to see more of this room. Good Skills!! x

Lynzie said...

I love the blue! It looks gorgeous! And the white fireplace really is tons better.

We love bold colors at our house! We plan on painting our kitchen a deep-ish red. Eventually. We also just bought paint for our office. It's a pretty slate color.

Alexson said...

Looks awesome! I love the bold color and am incredibly jealous of your fireplace! Rad work, ma'am.

Shana said...

Hi there
I think the blue looks great!!

Life should be bright and happy and colour in your home is the best way to do that!!!

Julie said...

I'll be honest... I don't care for the blue but it's your home and it should be what YOU like. I'm a more yellows and reds or maroons and tans kind of woman. :) It does look better with that huge shelf gone.... made the fireplace look miniature.

Janine Claire Robinson said...

So bold - love the ceilings and fireplace against the new colour. Well done! It's going to be so exciting to see the whole room coming together with the furniture pieces and accessories! We just re-did our kiddies room and now I am itching to tackle our lounge! Will be keeping an eye out for the finished room! Way to go. Janine

Patti said...

Looks wonderful...and your fireplace really pops in white...the shape shows up and looks beautiful - well done!

Momma Rhyne said...

Great job!! I have a thing for bold walls! Looks fab!

ModernMom said...

I do love the blue! (love that you painted the woodwork white too) Very fresh!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

LOVE it! i love the darker cobalt blue- it is so fresh and young, and so are you guys, so it suits you! i love it with the light fixture you have, too, and think some bright yellow accents would look awesome!

Eliza said...

I think it's beautiful! I love bold colors and with the white fireplaces and ceiling...it looks nice and clean! Love it! Can't wait for all the decor items!!

Rachel and John said...

I love the blue! and your fireplace is so beautiful now!

Caroline said...

I love your home! I love that combination of cobalt and white - modern/classic at the same time. I definitely want to incorporate that into my bedroom or office this summer. The fireplace looks amazing too!

paisley penguin said...

FABULOUS!!! Love how it turned out!

barbie said...

I'm not brave enough to go bold in my paint but I love the way it looks! Much more pop than the green and your fireplace is OH SO much better all white! Can't wait to see it with the decor in place!

Much More Than Mommy said...

It looks INCREDIBLE! You need to have your own show.

Sarah Ann said...

Haha, I was wondering if you'd get rid of that shelf! It's been bugging me since you first showed the house! It was by far way too large. I think the color turned out awesome. I can't wait to see what you do with the place!

Adrienne Gomer said...

AM in LOVE with this color!

Leah said...

Love this! I am totally into colors! Can't wait to see what else you do!

J and K said...

I LOVE it. I'm all about neutral colors lately but you rock that cobalt.

Cate said...

LOVE IT!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love the blue against the white!!!
XO

Donna said...

It's great! I'd even go so far as to also paint the black of the fireplace the cobalt blue.

Sarah @ Dream in Domestic said...

Man, oh man, I love it! The fireplace is drop dead gorgeous now - the white really shows off its curves. And the blue is so dramatic, but still very cozy and inviting. When can I visit? :P

I was telling my boyfriend earlier this week about how all of my inspiration photos have light walls (light blue, light green, off-white, etc.) so I am obviously drawn to white walls, but then I thought of your inspiration photo for this room and now after seeing this reveal, I am thinking I really love dramatic blue walls, too!

Anna See said...

bold and beautiful and i love that ceiling, too!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

the blue wall + white fireplace...wowzers. i love it

michelle b @ every little thing said...

the blue is so unexpected, but wow., i love it...the new fish plates look amazing against it!!
good job...and did you put in the tongue in groove on the ceiling? i'd love to do that in my place, but would love to know how labour-intensive it is!! :)
thanks for the visit and comments today!
xoxo