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Topanga Canyon cabin hearth
Photo by Lisa Romerein; styling by Miranda Jones. Written by Laure Joliet

Cabin makeover: Transform a hearth with paint

The flagstone surrounding the pot-bellied stove looked tired and dark. The solution was, simply, a can of paint—a tool they used all around the house.

With the stone painted white, the black stove becomes a focal point, and the room gets an easy dose of mod.

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