Fireplace Update

This was such a fun project!  The moment I walked into this space, I knew we could do something show stopping to this brick wall that would change the room entirely.  My client was very brave, and let me have at it while she was out of town!  I painted the fireplace insert black which added a nice contrast and updated the look.  Next, I knew I had to create some depth to this brick since it was all one color.  I painted the grout a natural cement color and bought some acrylic paints that resembled natural brick tones. Using a paint roller and some rags I started adding color to the brick.  Lastly, I used plaster of paris and a large putty knife to achieve this rustic look.  The plaster of paris gives such a pretty texture to the brick.  I moved some of her furiture around, added a mantle and simple decor.  This gave some rustic charm to her ranch style home.  

Uncovered Vaulted Ceiling

This was such an awesome surprise!  The main goal for this space was to remove the popcorn ceiling and knock down the walls on both sides of the fireplace to make the space much larger.  Imagine my surprise when this beautiful ceiling was unveiled!  I decided to accentuate this ceiling by using cedar planks and large beams stained in Kona to give a sharp contrast and create visual interest.  

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