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Dramatic Fireplace Fix-Up | Kara Paslay Design

Dramatic Fireplace Fix-Up

Dramatic Fireplace Fix-Up

Are you ready for another “before and after” today!? In the midst of all the craziness of life, I’ve neglected to share a living room I put together almost a year ago!  Oh my goodness, time flies!!! I’ll start with the fireplace makeover!

Here’s how the hearth looked in the beginning…..

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I wanted to extend the visual height of the fireplace in order to create more of a grand focal point. To achieve this, I had my contractor build out a box which extended from the top of the mantle to the ceiling.  By painting this box black (along with the mantle), the fireplace instantly became a dramatic statement….


After the building was complete, it was time to add some tile! I wanted to use this element to bring in some pattern and I found the perfect option from Home Depot, believe it or not!

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Isn’t that so beautiful?! And I knew a black grout would just make the pattern pop even more! Here’s how things looked after all the work was complete!





I always love a good side by side comparison….

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The black and white contrast coupled with the gorgeous pattern, and extended height has me completely pleased with how this transformation turned out!  Yay!! 

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