I read on ‘Restyled Home‘ about imperfect makeovers (transforming something ugly into something beautiful on a shoestring budget). Well as I have a rainy day here, I finally have time to post mine.
When we moved into our 1934 house 5 years ago, we had *the* ugliest fireplace in our lounge. Although a good Art Deco shape it was gray and brown and beige – just disgusting! So we looked into getting a new one, and then realised that it would cost about £2000 which we didn’t and still don’t have. So here’s what I did….
The original fireplace tiles but the structure is a decent shape.
I primed it with tile primer, which you can get from Homebase and then painted it Farrow and Ball ‘Slipper Satin’ Eggshell and it came out better than I imagined. I then added some Sid Dickens tiles and it looks like a real focal point now. In fact we’ve now made that room our dining room and it looks very elegant lit by candles.