2.08.2008

Pearls & White Fireplaces

Woohoo! Look what I found today while out treasure hunting. I scored some major booty and all for only $3.00. I am thinking perfect elements for tiaras, crowns and party hats.

Not too long ago I left a comment on a blog about how I had painted my fireplace. After that some ladies came to my blog and left comments asking to see the paint job. Isn't blogland wonderful? So here it is. You can see in the insert part where the wood stove is, the original color of the bricks. They are kind of a pinky color (not the good shabby kind either). I didn't like that color at all. The only reason I haven't painted the inside yet is we plan to replace the wood stove with gas logs and I figured I may have to get a special paint. The rest of the fireplace was painted with just a cheap white flat wall paint. I watered it down a bit and then applied it with a pouncey and almost dry brush effect. I wanted the old brick to show through in spots. Hope you can tell that in the photos. I hated the mantel we had. It was just a plain old dark stained piece of oak. I ripped that down and instead of replacing with another mantle I was lucky enough to find that old cast metal window grate. Don't you just love the heart in it? I love it and have no regrets what so ever for painting it. Hope this helps answer your questions. If you have anymore just ask away and I will amend this post. Have a great weekend! Hope you get to go treasure hunting too. xo Lynn



39 comments :

Sarah said...

Beee-youuu-teee-ful!

hoganfe said...

Wow amazing job Lynn ... I do love the heart!
xo
mary
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Tara said...

I love the way you put this together-unconventional and super!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wooohooo! Love all the pearls! What a great find. And I love the way you painted your fireplace. It is just perfect!
Penny

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Lynn,

Thanks for your comment. I remember wanting to get old irons to use for my cookbooks many, many ( sad to be old enough to have so many "many's") years ago, but somehow I never did. I saw your post on your fireplace, but for some reason I wasn't able to comment. I like the way your f.p. looks, but I don't know what I would do about the inside of mine; it is so dirty and sooty..yuck. But I have to tell you my bricks are way uglier than your bricks, LOL.
Janet

Brenda said...

I love your finds and you did a great job on the fireplace. Love the heart. Im into metal right now for some reason,

Classic Charm said...

Lynn,
Great paint job...it's beautiful. And I love the ironwork...especially the heart.
Hugs,
rose

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Lynn, back home from vacation and so nice to be back visting our frends:) Now we have some serious catching up to do, you have been a busy bee! Love the makeover of your fireplace, we agree with Penny, it is perfect in the room and love the wood stove. And the old cast metal window grate, that is beautiful! Have gorgeous weekend Lynn :) Jenn and Jacqui

Christine/Bella Colle said...

Oh gosh..wish I had one of those fireplaces!! Gonna be another -40 tonight in the WI...
Wonderous Booty indeed!! LOL!!
The pearls are 'tres chic'!!
I so could see it adorning lovely crowns..tiaras...
Hope you have a great weekend!
XO

oh yeah...stop by and vote! I would love your opinion..

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the makeover of your fireplace.
Alison

Ruth Welter said...

Lynn, I really love what you have done with your fireplace, it is beautiful. I like the fact that it doesn't look "new". You really did a wonderful job of giving it an antique finish. It looks like it has some history now. : )

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Major coo with the pearls...but the heart fire grate is terrific! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!

Michelle said...

Lynn, You are so lucky to have a fireplace! Our fireplace was removed before we bought the house. I like the painted brick a lot!

Your pearls are great, good find! I'm going treasure hunting tomorrow :)

Michelle

Enzie Shahmiri said...

I have found your blog through My One World - One Heart Giveaway and wanted to invite you to visit my blog.

I am having a give away of an original pen and ink drawing for my One World-One Heart Give Away

Esther Sunday said...

Killer bling find. For three bucks? Get out of town! Lynn, I love what you did with the fireplace! I do like that you pounced the paint so that some of the brick shows through. Very effective and I love the look without the mantel! Love, Esther

Ellenay Designs said...

Don't you just love it when you find great deals like that? It always makes my day. Love the fireplace too. I love scrolly iron.
If you have petS,come by~ I'm having a pet jewelry give-away on my blog.
xo

BittersweetPunkin said...

Your fireplace looks great Lynn...you did a great job on it!
Hugs,
Robin

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

HI! I'm so glad to hear that your boutique has been doing so well, Lynn!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I can't believe you got all those baubles for $3! =)

Bristol said...

Love the fire place. I painted ours a really pretty yellow, with white underneath, I love it.
Bristol

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Beeyouteeful....don't expect anything less from you though :)

Tiaras you say? LOL

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Francie

Sugar Bear said...

Hi Lynn,
Thanks so much for posting these photos! I'm going to see if they will convince hubby to let me paint. Our bricks are not a pretty color either - they remind me of the fake brick walls in TV shows!
Karla

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

It turned out great! I love white painted bricks, especially, when you can see a bit of the original color coming through. I wonder if you even need to paint the interior? Looks like it would be hard to get to.

jennifer said...

So Pretty! I wish that I had a fireplace to paint. Jen

Shab-n-Chic said...

Hello Lynn~ Thanks for visiting my blog. I remember you and it has been awhile! I love the fireplace..you did a fine job there :) Hope you have a great week and find lots of goodies.
-Nancy

Colleen Eskridge formerly of South Africa said...

Love the fireplace!It is so pretty.Just catching up on blogs now...that I am back from South Africa. Enjoyed the photo of you with your husband....football days. Colleen back from South AFrica

Kari & Kijsa said...

Lovely job on your fireplace! So cozy, and a quick update with fabulous results!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Sandi McBride said...

Even though it seems a sacrilage to paint brick, I love it...especially how you've done the inside of the fireplace...wow, you go girl! You've got the eye!!!
hugs,
Sandi

Roxie said...

Lynn, that is to die for gorgeous! How shabby comfy can you get. Love love love it!

Dee Dee said...

I can't wait to see that fireplace in person some day. Hope to be making it up that way sometime before summer hits.
Now I LOVE that picture of you and Uncle G...it totally reminds me of A Love Story - you guys look like Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal!!! And sleeping with the fan - that MUST run in the family ;-)

Love you,
Dee Dee

Gabriela said...

Hello,
I love your finds, lucky girl!!!

Warm regards,

Gabriela

NAME: CIELO said...

Oy Lynn, what a great barbain! I would wear some of those pretty necklesses! Enjoy creating with them.

Have a great day my friend

Cielo

Gabriela said...

Hello Lynn,

Thanks for your visit, the tutorial is already posted on my blog, "fresh" as from a little while ago. We are having a bad snow storm again today, blowing snow, strong winds, and of course -20! How about that? LOL

Warm regards,

Gabriela

PAT said...

I like how your fireplace looks painted! Great job!

Pat

Vie Chaotique said...

Forget about the fireplace - $3 bucks for those pearls! You are a girl after my own heart. I need something new in the way of a tiara!

Robyn said...

Truly Fantastic things going on in here! great find all those pearls and things for Tiaras and crowns. DId I tell you that I am all about crowns and tiaras? LOL! Well come by my blog for something that will make you smile!
:)Hugs,
Robyn

vintage twist said...

That firplace is just amazing and the pearls, 3$ such a batgain!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a delightful and interesting fireplace design. I love this. The pearls were truly a find, my friend Maria used to string pearls for all of her friends...she would love these. Have a lovely Valentine's Day. Blessings, Karen

Lana said...

Beautiful baubles! I agree ~ wonderful components for tiaras and crowns!

Connie said...

Love your fireplace. I saw one in a magazine that was cleaned out the inside and had their TV inserted in there. I thought that would be a great place to put one if you didn't want it sticking out like a sore thumb.
I wonder if anyone else haas ever seen that? Think it was HGTV, but lost it.

Is your functional or decorative now? Whatever it is,
I think it is very charming.

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