Fireplace Makeover

Fireplace Makeover.

Hubby and I built our current home about 17 years ago.  It is the second home we’ve built, and it is the tenth place I’ve called home.

Growing up, I lived in six different homes.  Since being married, this is our fourth home.

So 17 years is a long time in one home for me.  The longest I’ve ever lived in one actually!

We’ve redone and updated things along the way, but one of the things I haven’t done much with in a long time is our fireplace.  It was in need of a makeover.

Our fireplace is a bit of a focal point in our home.  It is 9 1/2 feet tall and 6 1/2 feet wide.  It is one of the first things you see when you walk in the front door.

We burn fires in our fireplace every night from the first nip of Fall to the first warmth of Spring.  It is a place where friends and family enjoying sitting.   Being raised about 18 inches from the floor, it makes a great warm seat for a few people when a crowd is gathered.

I’ve been following a few home decor instagrammers and loving the clean look of white, so when my oldest DIL recently asked if I wanted to go to Hobby Lobby with her and my grandie girls, besides screaming, “YES YES YES” to a field trip to my favorite store with some of my favorite peeps, I knew just what I wanted to look for – home decor pieces for the fireplace makeover.

I found some pieces I really love – including this little white chipped mirror, artichoke on a pedestal, bird, cotton stems in a clear jar, and metal and wood arched window piece.

I love this new natural cotton wreath, which I placed over the only old thing I left from previous decor – an old chipped metal tile I snagged a while back at another of my favorite field trip shopping destinations – Construction Junction – a warehouse full of used and surplus building materials.  Some fun candlestick holders, another bird and a super cute bird cage that I filled with natural and white spheres in a variety of shapes and sizes finish up the mantel decor.

A serious statement piece now sits on the hearth in this awesome 3 foot tall vase filled with puffy white pussy willow stems.

I had so much fun choosing some new pieces  (especially since there was a 50% off home decor sale), and am really enjoying this cozy new creative space in our home.

As I type this, a warm fire is crackling, the snow outside is fluttering down.  Hubby has his nose in a book and one eye on the television from his cozy chair.  Our bellies are full from a Sunday supper served early – a lemon garlic pork tenderloin, roasted herbed spaghetti squash, and a beet salad.

I’m cherishing the moments – simple and satisfying – from my little space in the world I call home.  And no matter where it is, how it is decorated or what is served, the thing I love best about my home is who I share it with.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

58 thoughts on “Fireplace Makeover

  1. After the make-over of the old fireplace comes the cozy part, spending a relaxing evening with her hubby. I had to laugh reading about him with one eye in the book and the other on the TV screen. Have a great week, Jodi!

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  2. We love that special place bringing warmth from without but most importantly from with. Soothing for one’s soul especially with a Bulliet bourbon. Hmmmm guess who????🤗🤗🥃🥃

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  3. Benjamin has just left for home after a long Gemday, that is what he started calling Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s this week! Mommy was way down in Connecticut and the return trip was delay upon delay. We had spent time outdoors, but it was cold and we performed our “civil/civic duties” and quickly returned indoors. Lego building, made a card for Daddy’s upcoming birthday and various other pursuits, as well as perusing my inbox for his mail, my mail and our mail. I had not opened this post yesterday, as it is clearly his mail and due to the accumulated emails above it, I had forgotten until Benjamin spied it and had me read “”My Jodi’s” letter to him. I must admit that as I was reading aloud the words “makeover” and “clean look of white” I thought : surely Jodi isn’t going to paint that gorgeous stone fireplace white! Until I read “Hobby Lobby” and it became clear that it was a redecorating of the fireplace with these lovely pieces of white decor, I let out a sigh of relief. At the end of my reading, during which Benjamin said not a word, he looked at me and quietly said : “I thought My Jodi was going to paint pictures on her fireplace, like little animals and things. That would be awesome, right Gem?” I just smiled and said, maybe! That is indeed a beautiful fireplace in a beautiful home made more beautiful by the people dwelling in it. Much like a table, one might say of a fireplace too…its not what’s on it that matters, but who is around it. Thank-you x 2!!

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  4. I love what you’ve done with your fireplace, Jodi! But I love even more the last line of this post. You’re right, the most important thing about a home is who we share it with. We could live in a hovel, but if we shared it with our loved ones, it would be home sweet home to us!

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