Blogger reveals how she refurbished her fireplace with £50 vintage insert and surround

A before picture of the fireplace area with hole in the wall and no surround alongside an after picture with the black cast iron insert in place and a painted fire surround
The fireplace before the make-over and afterwards with the secondhand insert and a new fire surround (Image credit: Sleek Chic Interiors)

An interior design blogger has shown how she redesigned her living room by refurbishing her fireplace to restore its period features, all on a strict budget.

Nicole Sage set out to transform the living room of her new house by bringing the fireplace back to its former glory, and has provided some insight into how she did it.

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.