With all of the moving and selling this year, it was already the season for Christmas decorating by the time things calmed down enough to decorate our new home. The first project I did was the fireplace.
I knew I wanted it to be white, and to give it a light and bright farmhouse feel.
I decided to cover the top portion of the stone with ship lap. My handy husband screwed two long, pieces of wood to the wall on either side of the stone and then built the ship lap shell. He then placed the shell over the stone and wood, and drilled it into the two supporting pieces of wood on the wall. Next, he built the outer frame to place over and screw into the ship lap shell. I then painted two coats of leftover pure white trim paint I had from selling our other home to the stone and ship lap. Since I already had the paint, the cost of the makeover was only $30 for the wood. A big change for little money!
I will be sharing our new living room and dining room in a little Christmas tour in my next post.