Here is a link to a pic of my living room with fireplace.
We absolutely hate the mantle and surround -- we feel it is out of scale with the house and we hate the green marble. My dream fireplace is this concrete one from Solus, [url]http://www.solusdecor.com/installation.html[/url], but that would be a $6,000 project and we don't think it is worth it considering we will likely move in a couple of years.
Does anyone have any ideas for a quick, relatively inexpensive fix (around $2,000). I realize we can paint the brass bars black and I plan to do so, but I am looking for advice on the mantle and surround itself.