Tuesday, July 09, 2013

fireplace makeover (part 1)

We have lived in our house for over a year and been slowly tackling all kinds of DIY projects! The most recent project was part one of a makeover to our fireplace area. Since the day we moved in we wanted to paint the brick white to lighten things up and finally we got around to it! While we have a lot more work to do, (next up will be fireplace screen, mantel, built in shelving to replace the bookshelves) I wanted start by getting a little creative on a budget to spruce things up! Here is a little peek...
After a lot of research, I used a heavy duty outdoor paint and painted 2 coats to the outside of the fireplace (due to heat on the inside, it is pretty typical to not paint the brick on the inside). Eventually we will add a nice white screen to lighten up the opening!

The result, a fun, brighter and more colorful area that balances out the room and will hold us over until we finish the rest of the renovations to this area!


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