Existing Fireplace Remodel: Guest Remodel

The Foss family at Little Bits of Bliss has been hard at work redesigning for there new look of their existing fireplace remodel.  It’s smok’n hot!

So when we moved into the house one of the major things that was frustrating and really a bugger was the fireplace— I mean a Sheetrock mantle?? really? Who ever thought those looked good? and the hole for the T.V. didn’t fit Dave’s “man” T.V. 🙂 So I knew I wanted to change it- but I didn’t know what into? I didn’t want to spend to much money either or do any major floor plan changes– So needless to say it sat there forever – I couldn’t figure out a way to make it look better– well a way that both me and Dave could agree on too 🙂

Here’s the Before:

fireplace makeover before

I did immediately paint the walls and trim when we moved in so it looked a little better 🙂  but I don’t have any pictures of that- or how horrible it looked when we had our tv just sitting on the ledge– with the wires hanging everywhere– It was great- let me tell ya. 🙂

Here it is Now:

fireplace makeover after

This was the first project that I didn’t really have at least a vague plan for– We really just flew by the seat of our pants on this one— One day still looking at the eyesore the next demoing it cuz’ I couldn’t stand it anymore 🙂

fireplace makeover 01
gotta love a sexy man with a saws-all 🙂
fireplace makeover 02

When we finally figured out kinda what we were gonna do there was some major angle math figuring involved– all I can say is that I am glad Dave is so smart cuz’ I would have never been able to figure it out

fireplace makeover 03
We did live with it like this for awhile– while we tried to figure out how we were gonna finish it 🙂 Fun times- fun times.
fireplace makeover 04


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But hallelujah– It’s done– I like it- Our T.V. fits– and really we spent only about $100 to do it–What do you think yay or Nay on the redesign? 🙂
I say yay!  I looks great the new fireplace remodel ties in nicely with the dinning and kitchen?  Any other thoughts?
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >Looks great! I'd love to know how they built the mantle shelf. Our fireplace just has a little brick overhang, and I really need a frugal DIY shelf.

  2. >This looks great! Gives me hope that we might be able to do something similar to our TV-Mantle. Great job on this one!

  3. >an absolute YAY on the redesign!! my favorite part is the square paneling look on top of the tv. ur eyes are immeditaely drawn there and it is such a classic touch. i also love the tile around the fireplace. amazing job.

  4. >Just fantastic! I love how DIY projects have such an impact on a previous borring space 🙂

    ~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  5. >I love it! I have a corner fireplace I have to put in and I've saved the pics for my project. They did a great job.