When my husband and I moved into our house, we had a very simple traditional design for our gas fireplace. White mantle, cream tiles---So not me! But it took me several months to figure out what I really wanted there, but once I knew, I knew! (see inspiration & before pic) And my hubby made it happen! So take a look for yourself! I think it's pretty rad. :)
...And then last week, while I was away, the man of the house surprised me with paint! :) I think I'm in love with my handy man!!!