Brick fireplace cover up ideas. A few weeks ago i shared a living room before and aftersince the post i have received requests for a tutorial on the fireplace transformation. Painting a brick fireplace. A dirty and tired orange brick fireplace gets a brightened up weathered lime washed brick makeover plus a full tutorial to do it yourself.
Let me remind you of what my family room looked like when we moved in. Wow looks great and very modern excellent work. Ask and ye shall receive.
Its a very long room about 24 feet full of dark paneling and dark brick. Step 3 using painters tape cover the areas around the fireplace that you do not want to paint such as where the brick meets the floor and walls. Modern fireplaces vary in heat efficiency depending on the design.
Replacing a hearth and surroundeither with seamless tone slabs or with ceramic or stone tilesmakes a big difference in the way a fireplace looks. I did our with just a bag of sand and cement and it ended up having a character type finish was over the dark 1970s brown brick fireplace and hearth where it was not quite 100 even then painted it white but we were going for a countryfrench provincial look and then we poured the concrete hearth and went to a dark. See how this awkward glass fireplace was transformed into an elegant classic with antique brick white molding and a gas insert.
Again i used a 34 inch roller and it took another hour or so to get the whole fireplace covered. Looking for fireplace makeover ideas. Planitdiy is a source for inspiration ideas and how to advice to help you plan and complete your diy projects and connect you with your local independent home improvement retailers.