Today I finally tackled this long awaited project that I have been wanting to do. I had felt slightly intimidated because I was worried about messing it up. But once I got started I really was amazed at how EASY it was! I wish I would have done this years ago!! I LOVE the results!! It makes the room look so much bigger and gives the room a whole new atmosphere! I thought I was going to be the only one who appreciated the drastic change...but even our 6 year old came in and said "Wow! I love the new fireplace!"