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Claire Jefford at Creating Contrast Designs

Thanks for the lovely comments on my cost effective design (#2). Dianne Bier Interiors, the wallpaper ends on the wall as you see it. I didn't want to wrap it i felt that would look odd from the other points of view in the room.

   
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buddysgal
Covered up a small window, built a box and covered with stone, added fireplace. Covered the window with window tint on the outside of house.
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suzn2105

I have been at my home for 15 years and am just now starting a fireplace facelift. My tract home has a typical SW 2000s design in drywall combination fireplace(gas appliance)/TV niche combo (TV space is deep for old CRT TVs). Looking for budget ideas for inspiration. When I complete my project I will post before and after pics.

I feel like the third example design was on the right track but the fake stone missed the mark as well as not replacing the brass surround. And what is the point of the mantle without something resting upon it or a piece of art above it?

   

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