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My wife's fireplace idea
Tim Bailey
January 29, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My wife and I wanted to do something with our fireplace. She told me she thought it would be nice to paint it orange. I skeptically agreed and glad I did! It turned out very nice!
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decoenthusiaste
Yes it did!
January 29, 2013 at 8:22am   
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STUDIO MB
Fun!
January 29, 2013 at 8:22am   
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Nancy Hehmann
Orange is Clemson University's color and since I got my Master's there, I will applaud!!
January 29, 2013 at 8:26am     
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Tim Bailey
Ha! That's where my wife's degree is from and one of rhe reasons she picked it!
January 29, 2013 at 8:27am     
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nasmijati
I am happy the orange color turned out so well! You have a lot of fun, contemporary options for the room now, that you would not have had if the fireplace was a typical brick color.
January 29, 2013 at 1:31pm   
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orangecamera
ORANGE! Looks fantastic :)
January 29, 2013 at 1:33pm     
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Barbara Griffith Designs
I love it!
January 29, 2013 at 1:34pm   
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mpoulsom
love it!
January 29, 2013 at 1:43pm   
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charleee
orangecamera, I KNEW you'd weigh in on this! It does look great, doesn't it :))
January 29, 2013 at 2:12pm   
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orangecamera
olldbobbi, I've been up to my eyeballs moving and unpacking and rearranging and re-rearranging for the past week or so....and only come up for air once in a while to look at houzz. When I saw this one, I just couldn't resist. :)
January 29, 2013 at 4:09pm     
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charleee
Moving is a nightmare!!! I told our Realtor last year that this was IT, and if I have to move again they're going to have to take me out feet first :)) I can sympathize, I really, really can.
January 29, 2013 at 4:29pm   
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carmellalv
Tell your wife Great job on the color! Love it.
January 29, 2013 at 4:39pm   
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janishill
Love, love, love it!
January 29, 2013 at 4:42pm   
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lefty47
HI --- Always listen to the wife !!! Nice job !
January 29, 2013 at 4:48pm     
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Emily Hurley
LOVE IT!!!
January 29, 2013 at 4:49pm   
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Interiors International, Inc.
It was definitely an improvement.
January 29, 2013 at 4:50pm   
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Lawrence Adams Const. & Melindas Interior Designs
The psychology of the color orange gives the feeling of good health. Like the color but the mantle needs to be heavier to balance out the scale of the brick and intensity of the
color.
January 30, 2013 at 7:27am   
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Jayme H.
Wow, big difference, looks better with your style! It's a winner, good job!!
January 30, 2013 at 7:39am   
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Robin Seefahrt
get some white ceramic art glass and go to town!!
January 30, 2013 at 2:48pm     
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Kerstin Dieterich Designs
What an improvement! It did not break the bank either..
January 30, 2013 at 3:41pm   
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cinbob
soooo much better..
January 30, 2013 at 3:52pm   
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JWinteriors
Where did the vents go?
January 30, 2013 at 9:00pm     
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panjatty
That's what I want to know, too! Where are the vents?
January 30, 2013 at 9:10pm   
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Nancy Hehmann
You just need photography of Tillman Hall to go above the fireplace. And, if you are not close, I just happen to have high def photography of it in my files! Love that your wife went to Clemson!
January 31, 2013 at 8:37am   
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Tim Bailey
We bricked the vents up. And I would love to have some hi def pics of Tilman!
January 31, 2013 at 4:48pm   
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Tim Bailey
Oh, and I haved added a thicker solid oak mantle. I just haven't had a good time to take any pics of it.
January 31, 2013 at 4:49pm   
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centaurita
Wow, what a difference! I usually hate when people paint natural wood or brick, but this has changed my mind a bit :) Glad your wife picked orange, it shows she has courage, and taste.
January 31, 2013 at 5:03pm   
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Robin Straub
A darker stain on the hearth and maybe a but longer would balance off the mantle
January 31, 2013 at 5:53pm   
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marthafish
That was brave. But it looks really nice
February 13, 2013 at 1:34pm   
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