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!
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