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Classic Fireplace Upgrade with Makeover

This post is sponsored by Wayfair. All opinions expressed are my own based on my experience with the products and the company.

A few years ago, I gave my builder basic fireplace an upgrade with a little bit of molding on the mantel and then used chalk paint on the marble surround.

If you’re interested in how the chalk paint has held up for over two years, I shared the good, bad, and the ugly here.

I always love changing out the decor on my mantel and hearth with the seasons.

But that large rectangular mirror has hung in that same spot for over fourteen years.

So when Wayfair selected us to participate in their Fireplace Upgrade campaign, I jumped at the opportunity!

I knew exactly what I wanted to upgrade.

It was time to ditch that rectangular mirror.

view of family room with fireplace lit and mantel decorated for fall with a fall floral arrangement and candle lanterns

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Shopping On Wayfair

Shopping on the Wayfair website is so easy! I also really love using their app on my phone.

You can save items you love to custom lists for every room in your home.

Or for the seasons.

Or for gift ideas.

This makes it so easy to compare multiple items you love in one spot!

Wayfair also has so many filters when you search. The filters make it simple to find items that fit in perfectly with your home’s style and color scheme.

You can even filter based on price and customer ratings!

I used a custom list to help choose the perfect statement piece to hang over my fireplace.

I shared some of the options I considered, and you’ll see it was a tough decision. Wayfair had so many great choices!

In the end, I decided on this gorgeous 40-inch round mirror with beveled glass panes.

Close up view of the top of a French country fireplace mantel with large round windowpane mirror hanging over the center. Mantel holds black candle lantern, woven pumpkin sitting on stack of vintage books, antique wood spools, white ceramic bucket filled with yellow fall flowers.

Look at what a difference that simple change makes to the overall look of the fireplace!

side by side comparison of fireplace decorated for fall with a rectangular mirror over the mantel on the left side and a round paned mirror over the mantel on the right side

Heck. It really changes the whole look of the room!

Look at how the curves of the mirror break up the linear look of my family room.

French country family room with milk paint painted square coffee table and fireplace decorated for Halloween. Large round mirror with windowpane dividers hangs over fireplace. Room has built in shelves and coffered ceilings.

Plus, the scale of the mirror feels like it works better in this space over the mantel.

Even though both mirrors are the same height, it was a struggle filling in the space on either side of the rectangular mirror.

Not anymore!

Those gorgeous curves fill in the wall space perfectly.

In fact, the new mirror inspired me to pull out my Halloween decor to try out a new look!

Close up view of the top of a French country fireplace mantel decorated for Halloween with large round windowpane mirror hanging over the center. A plastic skull, round candle lantern, and wire Halloween tree are on one side of the mantel on top of rustic cloth

It was so much easier to decorate my fireplace mantel thanks to this one simple change.

And that’s what we’re all about here at Simply2moms.

I’m so excited to decorate for Christmas with this new focal point in my family room!

Fireplace decorated for Halloween with skulls, lanterns, and crows. Large round mirror with windowpane dividers hangs over the lit gas fireplace.

Wayfair Review

Wayfair had a great turn around time for shipping. The box arrived within three days of my order!

The packaging included a stryfoam cushion on all six sides of the mirror (top, bottom, sides, front, and back).

So if you’re nervous about ordering and shipping something super breakable, Wayfair’s got you covered.

I will absolutely be ordering more from Wayfair in the future!

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