Our Black Wallpaper Wall with a Fireplace Insert!

I’m so excited to show our black wallpaper wall in our basement! So, do you see how this wall has a built-in area for a fireplace? Well, our contractor, David Nelson, asked us if we wanted to do a fireplace in that spot. And the truth is, we really didn’t since we have several other […]

Our Colorful Christmas Decorations!

I’ve always said that if I could afford to have someone come decorate my home for Christmas, I would do it. We’ve had a crazy successful year with my Inner Circle coaching group, so I phoned our friend Ryan to help us decorate and I’m sooooo happy he did. Ryan does all of the decorating […]

A Light Brick Fireplace Makeover in my Formal Living Room

The Allwood Home renovation continues… and in this post I am finally showing you our light-colored brick fireplace makeover. One thing we’ve loved about this new home is the size. We have two large sitting rooms that we can utilize. We love to encourage our teens to bring their friends over, hold Bible studies and […]

Painted Brick Fireplace

  Last week, we got to work on a super fun project. We had a client who recently bought a home with the brick fireplace shown above.  She wanted to tone down the brick color without painting it solid to “look painted”.   She still wanted it to look like brick but bring it into […]

Update your fireplace brass trim and outdated fireplace tile

You guys. It’s 2016. If you still have this brass on the front of your fireplace, well our friendship is in serious trouble.  It is a 15 minute project to paint the fireplace brass trim  ….. depending on how many times you check your phone and take potty breaks.  You can paint this thing. And […]

Painting Fireplace Tile

This fireplace didn’t always look like this! *This post may contain affiliate links for your shopping convenience It started out this out-dated hunter green with brass trim. Definitely 1980s in all its glory!      We painted the green fireplace tile. Yes, we PAINTED IT.  (Here’s how.) I demonstrated how in my Paint Finish of the Month […]

Fireplace tile: you CAN paint it!

(Fireplace tile BEFORE) A few weeks ago, we had a client who asked us to paint her fireplace tile that is shown above.  The tile is pretty standard for Kansas City.  I thought it was gorgeous. But, it was just too dark for her….she wanted more creams and whites and beiges and less brown in the […]

We can paint/stain your brick/stone fireplace

 (before) We had a client who had this beautiful fireplace….but she wanted the stone to be warmer…..less gray.    (after) So we used Stain and Seal from Faux Effects in a few different colors (American Walnut, Van Dyke and Rich Brown) to stain right over it and warm up the color palette.       The color […]