I loved our gray fireplace, but with a gray couch coming into our living room and grayish walls I wanted to change things up so not everything was….gray. This was the first project on my list after completing my couch and I feel like it made a huge impact on our living room! Here is what it looked like before:
Before it was gray, it was just plain brick without a mantel. It was not the exposed brick you fall in love with while perusing pinterest. It was just average. My husband originally painted the fireplace his self when he first renovated our house. Since he already did the hard work of cleaning the fireplace and priming it, giving it a white coat was a breeze!
I got a gallon of Ultra White Valspar paint at Lowes and went to work! It only took me a couple hours to completely paint it white and after it dried I went back to fill in some spots that soaked in to the brick. A few days later, I went in with a flat black and painted the inside. This made it look so clean! I would love to change the tile to something like a marbled white but we will see if that happens anytime soon. For now, I love the transformation of our fireplace!
This is a great guide on how to paint your brick or stone fireplace if it is your first time painting. What are your thoughts on painted brick?!