Man, it sounds like this could be a post that I needed to start!
We have an oversized fireplace, about 6' wide with an insert, does have a correct lintel, that was painted baby blue. BABY BLUE!!!! Horrible looking. The wall the fireplace is on is only 18' wide, so I really don't want to add anything to it. We are thinking about painting it again, probably a dark charcoal matt finish with black matt for the mortar. I'm thinking we will have Oak cabinets and Oak bookshelves, with the back panel stained black flanking it, with an Oak mantel. Hoping that the fireplace will disappear. The color renditions I've done in my Punch Home Design software looks promising. Now all I need is money.
Anxious to hear how your's turns out. Please post pictures. Jim.
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