Brick fireplace mantel makeover. First we bulked up our mantel by attaching wider wood to it. Weve been slowly helping kerry and robyn redo their living room over the past few months and it has been so much fun sneaking into their house while theyre at work and school so that we can surprise them with. Theres a lovely brick fireplace that is asking for a makeover.
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. My options for now are paint andor whitewash. Heres what we did.
Then when i saw the finished project i have to say i really like it. We used a 1x 8 piece of plain pine lumber that we distressed and stained dark walnut to create a slipcover on top of our existing mantel. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and let dry.
Ask and ye shall receive. Looking for fireplace makeover ideas. Transform a dark dreary brick fireplace into a bright modern hearth with easy to apply paint.
49 thoughts on how to whitewash brick our fireplace makeover donita january 24 2014. Its symbolizes warmth and sustenance and from a design perspective its usually the focal point of the home. Again i used a 34 inch roller and it took another hour or so to get the whole fireplace covered.
I nearly fell over when we got the october 2015 issue of the family handymanthe cover photo could have been taken in our living room. 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. Thoroughly wash the brick and grout using trisodium phosphate and a scrub brush.
What do you do with an outdated looking fireplace that has crazy proportions for around eighty bucks. Following the kilz primer i applied behr masonry stucco and brick paint in white. See how this awkward glass fireplace was transformed into an elegant classic with antique brick white molding and a gas insert.
I admit when i saw the first paragraph i was prepared not to like it.