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Monday, March 25, 2013

Brick Fireplace Makeover!

This past weekend I helped my mom make over her 1970's brick fireplace. She has been talking about trying to update it for some time now and then I found this link on pinterest: 

This is what my parent's fireplace looked like:
Yes brick and brass [and not the cool dark vintage brass that is popular right now] 

Luckily the brass cover was removable (unlike the one on East Coast Creative) - that was tossed and they simply just purchased a new one from Crate and Barrel.

We followed the DIY Tutorial on the blog exactly - doing 2 parts water to 1 part of paint - my parent's fireplace had a dark grey grout in-between the brick and the blog had a white grout so we needed a thicker paint to cover!

After taping everything off and putting down drop cloths we went over the whole fire place with the paint using a roller and went back with a large paint brush for the second coat. My mom painted the top two rows of brick with a dark grey paint to help them stand out.
Almost done:


And the final result! 

Doesn't it look SO much better!? 
AND the best part about it is that the whole project took less than two hours start to finish! Woohoo! 




6 comments:

  1. you guys did a great job1 what a transformation :)

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  2. WOW! This looks amazing!

    Would love for you to link this up at a new link party I am hosting with four other bloggers: http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-monday-1-linky-party.html

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  3. Amazing makeover! Loving it!
    (co-hosting at Ginger's Snap Craft)

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  4. Thanks for linking up at #thebiggestlinkpartyever! I love your project and am featuring you today on my blog. Hope you have a chance to swing by! http://www.andreaarchambault.blogspot.com/2013/04/link-party-features.html

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