It’s getting to be that time of year again! Can you feel it! I was trying to hang on to summer just a little bit longer! Not sure why! Fall is my favorite season! But this year I want summer to last just a little longer. It seems like it went so fast! But you can’t miss what’s happening all around. Everywhere I go there’s fall foods, fall decor, fall colors and smells! And you know what, it’s getting to me too!
So I decided to do something that I have been wanting to do for a long time! My husband said he didn’t think I should. He thought I wouldn’t like it, he didn’t think it would look very good.
Well, I decided I was going to do it!
I did this at a home we owned years ago.
My fireplace needed an update!
A few years ago we replace the tile with stone and I really liked it then, but the colors in the stone made it hard to decorate. I really like the look of painted brick so I thought I would try it on the stone.
It was really very easy to do and didn’t take much time to do.
The first thing I did was vacuum the stone.
Next I wiped down the stone with hot soapy water making sure to do a good cleaning so there was no dust.
I let it dry for just a bit.
The whole project took me a few hours to do, I had all the materials on hand… and it dried very quickly!
Then I used a mixture I found on line. I used a 1/2 cup of water and 2 cups of paint. This made the paint thinner to apply on the stone. A stiff paint brush helps to apply the paint and get into the groves of the stone. I applied two coats, there was no need to let it dry between coats of paint as the stone soaked up the paint pretty quickly.
The mantel and surround also received a little update with some added paint.
And here it is!
This project was really easy to do and didn’t take much time, also I had all the material on hand!
Thank you for stopping by and have the best day!
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This looks so nice! You did a great job!! It’s amazing how a little paint can change the look, nice job!
Thank you Karen! It is amazing what a little paint can do and I paint everything! Have a great weekend!
Your fireplace looks amazing! What a transformation.
What a gorgeous update! Looks so good!
I love, love, love it! Love the weathered look.
Just a FYI regarding ads on your page, they blocked your most of your article. It was a big square on the lower left corner, making it difficult to navigate.
I am so sorry I’m just replying to you! I just saw your remarks, thank you so much for letting me know I really appreciate it. I will contact my add service and let them know. I’m also so happy you love it! Thank you! Happy Holidays Barbara!
Do you have a link for the black screen?
Hi Barbara, I’m sorry I’m just responding. I just found your remarks. I’ve recently been having some issues with my website. Yes I have a link for the screen which by the way is really a lovely screen. It’s made very well and sturdy. This is the link, https://rstyle.me/+k3m8nSqiEWxVqEy-0i1tfg I purchase it through Wayfair. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Love the look! I have a (dark) traditional brick fireplace, and have thought about this for a number of years. Other diy posts have you using some sort of harsh acidic chemical to clean the brick, so I have pushed the idea to the side. Vacuuming and warm soapy water seem totally doable! Looks like a painted fireplace is in my future!! Thank you, and a Happy New Year.
Hi Janet, that is odd because I didn’t use any chemicals when washing the stone/brick on the fireplace. I only used warm soapy water actual dawn dish soap and I did vacuum before I started. This is the third fireplace I’ve painted the other two where in our other homes. I really love a painted look on the fireplace. If you do decide to paint your fireplace please share a picture I would love to see it !
Is this paint suitable for the exterior of the fireplace with regard to the heat generated by the fireplace?
Hi Gail, Sorry I’m just replying to your question. I’ve had some issues with my website so I’m just getting my post comments. Most interior paints are suitable for the outside brick of a fireplace. It also depends on how hot your fireplace becomes. I have a gas fireplace that does not give off that much heat. The best paint for an indoor fireplace would be either a latex, heat resistant paint, or a flat semi-gloss paint. Latex paints usually can handle high heat. I was told by my local hardware that I really didn’t need to buy a special paint for the outside of the fireplace that most indoor home paint would be just fine. Mine has and I use my fireplace all winter. For the inside of the fireplace you will need a special paint that can withstand the heat of a fireplace. You’ll also want a non-toxic heat resistant paint for the inside of the fireplace. Rustoleum or Sherwin Williams carry paints for the inside of a fireplace. Of course this all depends on the type of fireplace you have. It’s best to talk with your local hardware store sales person. I always bring a picture to share of my project. Good luck I hope this information has helped some!