Trying to rescue this fireplace from itself (along with our whole living room). Want to mount tv above fireplace but not sure how to store components(DVD, cable box). Pretty sure we will be repainting, but what color? White? Tan? Something else? We do use the fireplace at times. We are going for a very bright open, beachy feel to the room since the house is very small. This will the first step to letting me re do the layout of the rest of the room.