Sunday, 27 March 2016

Interiors | Fireplace

So before our bedroom transformation post goes live, I wanted to dedicate an entire post to one of my favourite parts of the room: the fireplace. When we bought the house this fireplace was boarded up and wallpapered over so we didn't know whether there was still a fireplace there or not. Luckily for us there was and it was a beautiful old fireplace with original tiling down the sides and to the front.

We cleaned the whole fireplace up and stripped all the paint off. Underneath the white paint was an amazing black slate surround, but because it had already been painted over we weren't able to get it in good enough condition to keep that way and in hindsight it would probably have looked out of place in our mostly white bedroom anyway. So we repainted the surround white, repainted the fireplace bronze and put some beading around it to separate the tiles from the laminate floor.

I absolutely loved putting the finishing touches to the fireplace. I bought the two pots a while ago from a vintage market in Hull and I realised the colours match the fireplace perfectly! I bought a couple of cheap house plants to put in them (my house plant obsession is real). I also bought these cute baby succulents, which I'm keeping on this beautiful saucer that I picked up so cheap from the Barrowlands markets in Glasgow.

I wanted to put some candles out too, but we decided not to clutter it up too much so are leaving it as it is for now. The mirror above the fireplace used to belong to my grandparents and I have no idea where it's from or how old it is, but I love it!

What do you think of our fireplace?

Amy x


  1. What a gorgeous transformation! Your new fireplace is absolutely gorgeous! I really like the tiles, they are so pretty and the mirror above looks wonderful! It's so lovely that it's from your grandparents too :).

    I hope that you're having a nice Easter hun :) El xxx

    1. Ah thank you! Glad you like it! Having a lovely Easter, hope you are too hun xxx

  2. Your new fireplace looks amazing, I love the tiny plants. I really hope I can have a house with a fireplace one day, it makes the house so cosy during the cold season. xx

    1. Thank you! The tiny plants are so cute aren't they?! I love them so much! Xx

  3. I absolutely LOVE this hun. My new house has fireplaces in nearly every room and I'm obsessed with them, they add such a beautiful cozy feel! You've done a fab job with this <3


    1. Thank you Elle! I love it, we've got fireplaces in pretty much every room too, makes it feel so much more homely doesn't it! Xx


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