There's something you don't see often enough these days!
Once it was fully assembled, we carried it into the snug and, ta daaaaah, popped it up against the chimney breast.
We've been debating what to do with the chimney breast/fireplace for a while now, looking on eBay for the 'perfect' surround, and all the while there was this lovely heirloom out in the garage. It's not that we'd forgotten it was there, but it had been earmarked for use in the living room when we get round to having a chimney breast/fireplace built in there. However, we think it suits this room much better. Not to everyone's taste, I know, but we rather like it.
Next on the list is a little bit of colour for this room. When we had the house renovated, we asked the decorator to paint every room white, because we couldn't think of what colour we would want each room before actually living there. Once the carpet was laid and we started moving some dark oak furniture in, I plotted to paint the room a deep, dark grey or purple. My plan was to paint the entire room, but I thought I'd start with the chimney breast and see how it went from there.
And so I present to you Carragheen by Kevin McCloud for Fired Earth.
Rejected by hubby (and then me) as being too dark. And defintely too dark for the entire room.
So, it was back to B&Q for another look at the purple range; this time Dulux Twilight Cinders 2.