You are all so creative and gave me so many great ideas. AFTER I completed the makeover about 3 weeks ago for a contest over on Angie’s List and had to keep it quiet until today. I lost 4 pounds that week since it was a very physical job :-) I wasn’t going to tackle the project until the fall, but Angie’s List contacted me and asked me if I had a fireplace mantel that needed updating and if I did, would I like to make it over so I could enter a contest where I could win 00.
I created a floating mantel and placed it on a newly transformed fireplace wall that used to be brick and is now stacked stone. It took me five dawn-to-dusk days to get it completed.
Pour concrete stain into the tray and using the roller paint the stain on the walls.
Press lightly so that the roller doesn’t get down into the grout.
A friend of mine recently bought a house and was desperate to cover up the eye sore of a fireplace in the corner of her living room.
Luckily she’s an artist and was able to come up with a really creative way for how to update a brick fireplace, without having to paint it.
Brick is very porous so it will absorb the stain quickly.
If you would like to renovate, update, reface a fireplace you can change you fireplace to your liking.
Rather than reach for the sledgehammer, grab a rag and a brush instead, and give your room a bright new look by following these instructions for whitewashing brick.
While painting over brick with 100 percent latex paint will give the brick a solid, opaque color, whitewashing mutes the brick’s natural color with a translucent finish.
Sometimes a fireplace simply needs a thorough cleaning and a little maintenance to give it an updated, fresh look.
Blackened soot, ashes and dust particles can accumulate on the exterior and interior spaces of a fireplace, making the bricks look old and dirty.