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SHABBY FIREPLACE

I love a little fireplace tucked into a corner of a room.

Propped against the wall, built in, real or faux...
I love them.

Shabby white paint
tons of details


Simple.
Beautiful.

This antique cast iron fireplace surround was found along with a
whole room full of antique Swedish furniture.
There was an armoire, desk, vanity, nightstand , 2 side chairs
and gorgeous bed frame along with this fireplace
$200 on craigslist last year.

(before)

Yeah, I thought it was a typo too.

I have seen little dainty fireplaces in beautiful rooms in many magazines and books.
I loved the instant charm that leaning a fireplace against the wall brings.
This surround is very, very heavy...
but very petite at the same time.

I am thinking a little monogram in that center oval area!

It also came with a mantel mirror- which I am not using on it.
(the mirror is getting a makeover as we speak! )
I just love all the details this piece has.
It's a keeper for sure.

For now, it's in the quirky sitting area outside my bedroom.
It has built in bookcases filled with design books,
a French armoire,a crystal chandelier, a spot to sit...
and also quirks galore.
That's what you get with all the charm of an old cottage...
quirks are part of the package.


I brought a couple of baskets of dried hydrangeas
as well as a super chippy~ chippy old framed chalkboard

Loving the new white color on it...
and I am thinking about placing this little fireplace in the kitchen
if I can work the spot right...

hmmmm...
:)

See you this afternoon for Feathered Nest Friday!

Don't forget about the chalk paint giveaway HERE!

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43 comments

  1. Wow! What an awesome deal! You did a wonderful job of refurbishing the fireplace. Congratulations! I love your pictures :)

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  2. It's so lovely! You did a great job!

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  3. OMGoodness, absolutely beautiful. You really lucked out with this purchase. I love the hydragans, they are my most favorite flower in the WHOLE world. Yours are georgous!

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  4. A fireplace in every room! Wouldn't that be just wonderful, Courtney? lol! Yours is just so cute and French looking! Love what you did with it and how you styled it. Always always always so beautiful... ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  5. Oooohhh...I have bistro chairs...I'm inspired by your vignette!

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  6. This is sooo fabulous Courtney! What a great idea!

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  7. Love this fireplace!!!!

    - The Tablescaper

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  8. Courtney it is lovely. Your dried hydrangeas are wonderful as is you chalkboard. You have great decorating skills.

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  9. I sooooo love that fireplace-is little and cute! What a deal too!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous Courtney! It was meant to be yours for sure and I can't wait to see what you did with the mirror! :-)
    Vanessa

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  11. Love that little fire surround. I have a small space and that is the perfect size to add without taking up too much space. (I'll be on the look out for one.) You have styled it masterfully. I like it there, but can't wait to see what you do with it in the kitchen. Fabulous!
    Patti

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  12. I love the fireplace, but I want to see MORE of that room! Sounds divine. And I love old homes with quirks. *winks* Vanna

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  13. Gorgeous!! What a great find!! Love the hydrangeas with it too. Thanks for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday. Hope to see you again.
    Doni

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  14. Sooo pretty, I love it with the dried hydrangeas!
    Tracey

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  15. You certainly worked your magic here! I don't won't to burst your bubble, but there is nothing shabby here...it's all thoughtful and elegant!

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  16. Breathtakingly beautiful..... I adore the color Palette of your home.

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  17. Love Craigslist, but love that fireplace more! Wow, what a find, make that finds! Lori

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  18. It is gorgeous Courtney!! I love the detail on it and I love your vignette, so pretty. I hope it works in the kitchen for you, I always love mantels and fireplaces in the kitchen, so cozy.
    xo

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  19. This is such a gorgeous vignette, COurtney. I cannot believe you bought the fireplace surround for $200.00. What an incredible find!

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  20. HI Courtney! Oh, the fireplace is gorgeous! I just love and look what you've done with it! I love your vignette! You're so good!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  21. Love the fireplace with all its detail and the beautiful vignette too. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. LOVE it, love it and love it some more. I want one too...
    thanks Courtney, for linking up with VIF! xoxo Debra

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  23. oh, what a fabulous find Courtney! I love what you did with the fireplace! Everything looks so gorgeous!
    xo Cheryl

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  24. I love it...now show us the rest of that lovely room! I'm sure it is as beautiful as the fireplace-xo Diana

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  25. Amazing find, beautiful fireplace! I have one with some fake type brick I'm considering painting white, maybe it will ever so slightly resemble this!

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  26. I completely agree - love the photos by the way!!! - time is flying by too fast! Projects I had in store, days lazing savoring the summer are coming to a swift close! Thanks for hosting this lovely party,
    Kathy

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  27. I love your shabby fireplace. That is one thing I've been trying to save for to add to the master bedroom. Barb has one in her dining room you'd love! Here's the post she did on it.
    http://curlywillowdiy.blogspot.com/2011/03/home-tour-continued.html

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  28. I love your fireplace, the carvings (if that's the right word) are perfect and the white makes it very airy.

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  29. Gorgeous, Courtney! I love how a fireplace adds such charm to a room.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  30. I absolutely love the fireplace surround. I have looked at your most over and over. The hydrangeas are the perfect addition.

    Dreamy!

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  31. Oh, it is just beautiful! You did a wonderful job!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Leticia

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  32. This is beautiful! I love how you styled it Courtney! Great job! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  33. WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out: http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/2011/08/picture-is-worth.html

    See you soon, I hope!
    Artie

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