Fireplace Makeover

WE PAINTED OUR FIREPLACE!

Turns out, painting brick, or the act of getting rid of ugly brick, is pretty addicting and after we painted the exterior of our house, I wanted to paint ALL. THE. BRICK. Because if you remember correctly, this is what our fireplace looked like.

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And after we painted the walls grey and got rid of the warm tan, our fireplace stuck out like a sore thumb {as if it didn’t already} but now more than ever, it needed a fireplace makeover. And Cory agreed.

But he wanted to do something like this…

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…but with some built-ins on the sides. But since we’ve already blown our budget on the kitchen, we just couldn’t fit in another couple hundred dollars or more on supplies. So we started searching through what we already had here. What did we have? 24 paint samples, which we could paint our old entertainment piers with, and a whole extra gallon of exterior white paint that we could use on the brick. All we needed was a little extra primer and some crown molding for the mantle, which was less than $50.

My kind of makeover after spending way too much $$$ on our kitchen.

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I haven’t had a chance to start decorating yet but as it is…holy transformation!

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The piers are the same color as our exterior brick, Gauntlet Grey by Sherwin-Williams, and I actually used one of my original samples to make DIY chalk paint.

I’ll share the tutorial on that next week but how much bigger does the fireplace look now??

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I told Cory that I thought the piers had shrunk but he reassured me they hadn’t.

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We would still like to fancy our fireplace up in the future but so far, we’re both loving the transformation the paint made. Yes, even Cory said he actually likes it! I’m not sure why we were surprised again by painted brick but I just love how clean and open our fireplace makeover makes the living room feel!

One last exciting thing…our countertops will be installed on Tuesday and I can’t wait to see the (almost) final piece of our kitchen to be in!

Wanna catch up on our home updates? Start here:

Staying Right Where We Are
Our House Throughout the Years | Kitchen & Dining Room
Our House Throughout the Years | Living Room 
Sloan Kitchen Challenge
Sloan Kitchen Challenge | Progress
We’re Moved Back In!
Sloan Kitchen Challenge | We Have Walls! 
Sloan Kitchen Challenge | More Progress
The Day It Finally Happened.
Life Lately
24 Paint Samples
Life According to the iPhone

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  • I saw the photo on instagram and you guys did an incredible job! the white totally opens the space up! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • I love it painted! It looks so much more modern! Our fireplace looks similar and I really want to paint it, but my boyfriend hates the idea, so it stays for now. One of these days…

  • This. Looks. Amazing. I NEED to convince my husband to do this now – it makes the biggest difference ever!!!! Maybe I’ll just do it one day while he’s at work ;)

  • I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I knew when you were painting it it was going to look good. I love painted fireplaces.
    But using your entertainment ctr panels was genius. They look like they were made for that area!

  • It looks soooo good, I LOVE it!

  • LOVE THIS! It looks fantastic! We just moved into our new place in February and our fireplace desperately needs a makeover! I can’t wait to spruce it up.

    Tif
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

  • Oh yes oh yes oh yes! I LOVE IT! It looks so super good.

  • oh my goodness it looks amazing!! well done guys!

  • Julie Joy

    AMAZING!!!! I can’t even believe the difference painting brick makes! So awesome!