When we moved into our new home last Christmas one of the things that sold it to us was the fireplace - or rather the potential that I could see in it. I really didn't like it the way it was.
As we've moved into an old dairy and barn, it obviously didn't have a fireplace originally, but the last owners had put in something using modern brick, quarry tiles and a shiny varnished beam - nice....You can also see the vibrant floral wallpaper (which had to go pretty quickly)
After some negotiation with MLH, we now have this...
and I loooove it! In a couple of months a company are coming to take all the beams back to their original light oak colour so that will be the final touch to my beautiful fireplace makeover!