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That is the question I’ve been asking myself lately.
Now that the upstairs flooring project is coming to a close, Scott and I will soon have to begin with the downstairs dining room. Which means moving EVERYthing in there, especially the boxes of flooring that currently take the place of what I hope someday will be a dining table.
The unused flooring will be moving into the kitchen, and furniture will be moved around to accommodate the ripping up of the old carpet and flooring prep. This includes our living room, which has led me to our fireplace, which Scott is already assuming will cause a lot of stressful griping because the stonework that surrounds the base.
My eye, however, is being drawn to the mantel. Until now, it’s simply been a giant hunk of wood surrounding the stone. But, what should we do? Do we paint it white to match the trim, or do we try to put in a new mantel? I found a very simliar fireplace to the one I have, and here is what it would look like white:
Hmmm. I’m not entirely sold. But how much of an effort do I really want to put into this? What would look “right” in here? I’m in need of some inspiration. What are your thoughts?