You can see a tiny peek of the matching tile. Which you wouldn't see unless you are looking because it matches exactly.
Here is another shot of the fireplace after we ripped out the carpet:
So I snapped a few more recent before shots...
... and got to painting. I couldn't be more pleased. It brightens up the whole room and makes it look so fresh and so clean.
Yes, I was watching the Olympics. Go Team USA! Hopefully soon, I will clean the living room enough to get a larger view. But all-in-all, I am stoked about the transformation. Yes, I said stoked.
And because I couldn't resist.