A Fireplace Update – Whitewashing the Brick, Painting the Brass & Creating a Faux Mantel

Today I will show you how we updated an extremely outdated fireplace by whitewashing the brick, painting the brass and making a faux mantel!  This is actually a small part of an entire room makeover I did last year and had yet to share (I’m a blogging slacker I know)!  To start, the den/family room of my parent’s house had been suffering for some time from

Home For The Holidays – With Holly & Craig

A few days ago my sister and her husband invited Jim and I over to their apartment for a pre-Christmas get together of food, drinks and games.  But I think they just wanted to show off their beautifully decorated apartment. Ok, I know that’s not the reason.  Still, I couldn’t help but feel as though I was stepping onto a Christmas movie set!  A fire