Great Changes for the Fireplace

Hi everyone, thank you for visiting. As of late I have been spending a lot of my free time working on my antique sofa and chair. It had been recovered 3 times! I’m into the dirty part of taking all the fabric off and cleaning up the frames. They are very sturdy and I know will look so great when I am done.

Now that I have the basic white in my home it is time for me to layer some color in for Fall. It’s the perfect time of year to do it to because the holidays are just around the corner, I start with Fall through Easter.

I finally got the second alter candle stick so now I have a pair of them for my mantle. Here is what I did to add new touches to the fireplace area.

fireplace bare

I took everything down from the fireplace so I could have a clean canvas. The mirror came down as well for a touch up.

sea izy

This is how the fireplace looked all Summer. My theme was the sea.

fireplace full

Here is the change-up. I gave the mirror a little antiquing with some brown decorative glaze and then smooth white wax for the finish.

The shutters were white and I wanted a little color so I mixed paints until I came up with the vintage green that I was looking for. I used my chippy painting technique. Just in case you missed that post click here. I really liked the linen curtain on the shutters, I let them be. I think that they show up a bit more and all of that lovely weathered chippy paint show up better. I did the same thing to the mantle in a cream chalk paint. The large chest got the same treatment as the mantle.

New mantle up close

I turned the mirror on its side and opened up the shutters wider, they fit perfect with the curiosities sign hanging above. Using an old wooden box to set up my vignette, with old books, blue bottles for contrast and the beautiful alter candle sticks on each end.

New mantle bottles

Adding a small piece of lace gives the vignette the texture and softness it needs.

fireplace bottles

fireplace tv shutter

Off to the left side of the fireplace I have my entertainment center. I used two old louver doors that I gave the distressing process to and put them on each side of the old door that is behind my TV. By doing this it made the back drop look bigger and the TV doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.

fireplace tv

Here is the full view, I used a French blue chalk paint on them.


On the right side of the fireplace I have hung and old chippy window and covered the inside with vintage flower wallpaper. It makes it show up a lot better. Now I have updated this whole wall.

fireplace Collage

If you enjoyed what you saw please pin the collage above.

Join me next time for some fun changes for Fall.

Have a fabulous day!

water mark Jo

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Show and Share @ Coastal Charm

Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill

Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life


The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life


Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

WOW @ Savvy Southern Style

Moon Light and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss

What’s it’s Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House


Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things


Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique

Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise

Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear


Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice

Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies

30 thoughts on “Great Changes for the Fireplace

  1. Fabulous changes to the mantle! I love the green patina on the shutters and the candlesticks on each side of the mantle. I love the Madonna statue, too! I look forward to seeing the rest of the fall changes. Thanks for the reminder–I must get to my fall schema this weekend! I just added to my Halloween collection this week–yikes, I have enough already!


  2. I’ve never been a fan of the tv being the focal point of the room either. Ours resides in a armoire originally meant to be in a bedroom. I painted it cream many years ago and it sits quite nicely in our living room. The doors effectively close off the tv when we don’t want to watch it. I love it!


  3. You really scored on those two pieces of furniture and what great character they have. Your Fall mantel looks so pretty…and like the new look of the mirror. Our tv is hidden inside an armoire. I wish tv’s could be invisible.


  4. Hi Jo,
    I am loving the color of pretty green on your shutters and your Fall revamped mantel. With us still locked into an Indian Summer my Fall changes are happening a tad bit slower for me this year. Oh and I adore Halloween and since all the renovation work still haven’t cleared the path to the storage containers of my vintage Paper Mâché fun pieces they may not be displayed, 😦 So I am slowly adding a vintage fall vibe at a snails pace. Jo everytime you show in photos of your home I always come away with a warm feeling of lots of love poured into your place, the energy of your creativity and your technique shares always make your posts caring and sharing. Oh and I love the old chippy window. Hope you are having fun with the relove to your amazing sofa and chair. Can’t wait to see the reveal.


    • Hi Sweetie, I always love your comments, they leave me feeling so good. My sofa and chair are coming slow but sure. I’m taking off the 4th cover now! I need to sell my other front room furniture to pay for the recover materials so I hope it will go fast! lol
      We got a lot of rain this week and the temps went down so now there is red peeking out on the mountains behind me. Fall is in the air here. I just put out all of my Fall decor and will be sharing that soon. Enjoy your weekend.
      Hugs, Jo


  5. Hi Jo 🙂

    What an amazing transformation from Summer to Fall. I especially love the pitcher with the hydrangeas on top of the books. Beautiful!

    Thank you for your visit and sweet comment 🙂



  6. Everything looks so pretty, Jo. You did a great job and I love how the old books look sitting on the lace. It is a very romantic sight..I’m sorry Jo, that my hydrangeas didn’t dry well this year. Must have been the lack of water, they just all seemed to shrivel up. My old ones are so full of dust and spider webs but I’m still using them.Hopefully we will have better luck next year..Happy Weekend..Judy


  7. Hi Jo, I love the added color on the shutters! I have a weakness for old bottles and you pulled everything together wonderfully! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


  8. The mantel is gorgeous, Jo. I really like the subtle colors, all the vintage goodness — the old books, the lace and those altar candles — wow! Love what you did to the shutters. That’s such a pretty color. Well done. Hugs, Nancy


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