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Brick fireplace mantel makeover. My options for now are paint andor whitewash. Ask and ye shall receive. 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.
Looking for fireplace makeover ideas. First we bulked up our mantel by attaching wider wood to it. 49 thoughts on how to whitewash brick our fireplace makeover donita january 24 2014.
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. Theres a lovely brick fireplace that is asking for a makeover. See how this awkward glass fireplace was transformed into an elegant classic with antique brick white molding and a gas insert.
Transform a dark dreary brick fireplace into a bright modern hearth with easy to apply paint. Then when i saw the finished project i have to say i really like it. Take special care to remove any soot from around the fireplace opening.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water and let dry. 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. Throughout the ages the fireplace has been considered the heart of the home.
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. 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. What do you do with an outdated looking fireplace that has crazy proportions for around eighty bucks.
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. Heres what we did. 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.