Everyone has an area in their home that they just haven't gotten around to fixing yet. One evening while my husband and I were chatting downstairs, our fireplace caught my eye. Initially it seemed like a tough project to tackle, but I started to think about what I wanted it to look like and realized that I had everything I needed except the masonry screws!
I decided that I wanted it to look a little worn and one coat of paint turned out to be perfect. We actually had a 2"x 4" that was used to make the mantle. I attached it with L brackets, anchors, and masonry screws. I moved a mirror from upstairs, added some cute plants and candles and... Voila!
Part of renewing any space is using items that you already own. Make a list of the home accessories you have. Try to group them by style, color, or theme. I had white paint, little white bowls, and a white mirror. This continuity gives the room a brand new feel. Start thinking of things you can rearrange so that you can repurpose and refresh your house with a little time, very little money, and a lot of love!