This is one of my favorite before and afters in my house. I like the look, but we also got a real wood burning fireplace in the end! The brass fireplace screen bugged me from day one and it was so easy to take out, I don't know what took me so long to try! We removed the gas logs and bought this pretty screen from Lowe's. I found the mirror for $4.00 at a yard sale and I couldn't get it in my car without it falling apart so it needed some minor work but not much. I removed most of the veneer which was in bad shape and just left it rustic and imperfect which makes it kind of perfect :)
And here is a better picture of the before. My whole house matched this den a year ago, sigh!
Here it is, My $7.50 wall.
Linking to: Funky Junk Interiors
Thrifty Decor Chick