Brick fireplace mantel makeover. Ask and ye shall receive. Throughout the ages the fireplace has been considered the heart of the home. Looking for fireplace makeover ideas.
49 thoughts on how to whitewash brick our fireplace makeover donita january 24 2014. Following the kilz primer i applied behr masonry stucco and brick paint in white. Take special care to remove any soot from around the fireplace opening.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water and let dry. Theres a lovely brick fireplace that is asking for a makeover. My husband david is the handyman personified so when i tired of green paint and an oak mantel and visualized a stone fireplace he nailed it.
What do you do with an outdated looking fireplace that has crazy proportions for around eighty bucks. Heres what we did. Im not 100 sure what im going to do with the brick but it definitely needs lightening up.
My options for now are paint andor whitewash. 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. I admit when i saw the first paragraph i was prepared not to like it.
Its symbolizes warmth and sustenance and from a design perspective its usually the focal point of the home. Thoroughly wash the brick and grout using trisodium phosphate and a scrub brush. See how this awkward glass fireplace was transformed into an elegant classic with antique brick white molding and a gas insert.
We worked on a budget friendly fireplace makeover at kevins brothers house a few weeks ago and were so happy with how it helped to update their existing brick fireplace. Then when i saw the finished project i have to say i really like it. First we bulked up our mantel by attaching wider wood to it.
Again i used a 34 inch roller and it took another hour or so to get the whole fireplace covered.