Y'all, I need some fireplace help. What to do, what to do?
Here is the current look...
A few months ago, after getting dark wood floors, I painted my living room walls to lighten up the space. At the time, my fireplace was a rustic brown. After a few months of thinking about it, I went ahead and painted the mantel white and left the tile brown.
Here is my fireplace through the years:
Top right: the fireplace when we moved in--light wood, light tile. Top left: I popped off the ornate, scrolly piece, painted the wood, and stained wood and tile. Bottom right: darkened the stain on wood and tile. Bottom left: currently
**Also, I'm not married to that dark wood piece hanging above the fireplace. I like that piece, but it can hang somewhere else. I've had it several places.
Here are some of the ideas I've found...
white with black tile
I guess I'm torn about what to do with my red brick hearth, the tile, and the surrounding wood. Do I paint the brick, paint the tile, paint the whole shebang??? Y'all help me!