If you’re a fan of primitive or rustic farmhouse decor, then you need to check out this barn wood fireplace makeover.
A friend of mine recently moved into a new home, and she wasn’t in love with her fireplace and surrounding bookshelves. We completely transformed the area with barn wood and some paint. Here is a photo of the before:
She wanted to update it without doing any major renovations. With my limited Photoshop skills, I came up with a plan:
My suggestion was to add a mantel, install wood paneling on the back of the fireplace, paint the bookshelves gray, and add new hardware to the cabinets.
Here’s our after:
Inspire, a local company that specializes in unique construction and remodeling added old barn wood to the fireplace and created a rustic mantel to complete the look.
After the barn wood was installed, I painted the bookshelves and cabinets with Amy Howard’s One Step Paint in Selznick Grey.
I used the Matte Sealer to complete the look.
We ended up using the same hardware, and I painted it using Rust-Oleum’s Metallic Spray in Oil Rubbed Bronze (affiliate link):
I also spray painted the fireplace screen and surrounding brass with Rust-Oleum’s High Heat Enamel Spray in black (affiliate link):
My friend went to a local store called Open Gate Design and Decor and had a blast shopping for the mirror and all the accessories.
It was fun to help transform the fireplace and bookshelves into a centerpiece for my friend’s home.
Thanks for letting me help with your barn wood fireplace makeover, Kate!
Go create something!
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