Friday, April 5, 2013

Chalkboard fireplace

A big congratulations to Jenn Ward, who won a copy of Dead, Without a Stone to Tell It!


More than a year ago, I started to makeover the fireplace in Leelee's room. 

It needed it...badly. It looked like 1983 came to visit and never left. Sponge painted floral design. shudder

 I decided to paint it with my knock off chalky paint

fireplace makeover

But I just wasn't feeling it. It didn't have that WOW that every teenaged girl needs in her fireplace. Because, you know, every teenaged girl has a fireplace in her bedroom. 

fireplace makeover

After giving it too much thought, I decided to take another look at my paint supplies on hand and see if there was something else I could do.  Leelee has been asking for a room makeover and I don't really want to redo the entire room. We only moved in 18 months ago and what the 12 year old liked, the 14 year old now thought was dumb. She relied on my color suggestions instead of what she really liked. She still likes the teal, but wants to base her room off of this poster
So now I was thinking dark colors. Like black. But the only black paint I had in my stash was chalkboard paint. 

This could work. This could be AWESOME.

I dunno. It still wasn't really what I wanted. It was missing something. 

Like chalk.

There we go! Maybe it just needed the cover off for the real beauty to show.

I also hit some of the details at the top with a bit of chalk to make them stand out a bit more. 

chalkboard paint fireplace makeover

I absolutely LOVE the fireplace now!I know this project is one you will either really love or hate. DD is only home for a few more years then I can "restore" the fireplace back to its former glory. For right now, my biggest priority is creating a space my daughter loves. And she sure loves this.



  1. It turned out SO great!! I bet she loves it, too ^_^

  2. Great work Micki, I bet your daughter is thrilled! I love that shade of green!!

  3. It looks great! How awesome to have such a great feature in her room. It is now much more mature looking. I love the color!

  4. I love it and I haven't been a teenage girl for a long time! :) I do have to say that I love that little door, though...
    Brooke @

  5. Great work!
    I would love it if you shared this in my Furniture/House Hacks Linky Party:

  6. Love it!! Looks great! I love redos. And looking at before and afters. I just forget to take pictures with each step of the process.

  7. Turned out great!!! Love the chalkboard paint with the teal- especially like the chalk bricks!!

  8. Visiting from HOH party. I absolutely love this!! The colour is fabulous, and I'm no teenager. lol.

  9. I think it looks great! I love that teal colour.

  10. Seriously that is super cute and no wonder it got pinned on our weekly hop, Pinteresting! Please join us again and show us some other ideas every Thursday!

  11. Looks great...i like the paint color! XO

  12. The "bricks" are genius -- really makes everything else pull together. Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

  13. Love this! You did a great job :)
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  14. Micki, I am featuring your cute fireplace over on my facebook page today. I would love for you to stop by and check it out!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  15. Fun fireplace! I just did a backsplash like this in my kitchen. I love that green/blue color you chose for the fireplace too!


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