Here is our current mess:
A view from the left side:
And a view from the right side:
We really dislike those gold trimmed doors too. Maybe I'll just trim the fireplace in a wood trim and mantel and paint it white? Maybe we can just stone the bottom half and build a new hearth and save ourselves some money? Or... maybe we will just set this project aside again and take the kids on vacation? Or... we could save that money and maybe stone the fireplace in 6 months or a year after looking at more stones? No clue...