Have you ever thought about painting your fireplace? I did it and today I show you my painted fireplace.
About a month ago I revealed my family room makeover. It was another One Room Challenge and now looking at the before and after I can’t even tell you how much I love the after. We worked hard to beautify this room to what it is today but heck it was a fun process. I always enjoy the One room challenge makeovers as it pushes me to finish a room in 5 weeks. An important part of the room makeover was to paint our stacked stone fireplace. It was a huge dilemma. Huge. I went back and forth with the idea and I almost could not decide if painting our stacked stone fireplace would be a good idea or not. Then after hesitating for a while, I went for it. Yup. And I will never look back!
This image below is the before.
Well, I loved this look for years, but now that we decided to build around that fireplace with white built-ins it was a bit a big contrast between the stacked stone and the white built-ins. I went to browse Pinterest, and I found such inspiring white fireplaces that totally made me go for it.
Aren’t they gorgeous?
So yes, yes, and yes!
Now I have a beautiful white, painted fireplace!
One Sunday I woke up, ate breakfast and changed to my “painting outfit”:-) Poured me some mimosas and a couple of hours later I had a white fireplace.
I used the ULTRA WHITE paint from Behr to paint the stones. I used the same paint for brightening up the walls in the room and it worked just fine. Initially, I wanted to spray the stones so all the little holes could be covered, but I figured it would be way too long to cover everything around the fireplace than just go for it and paint as is. Ha. Sometimes you gotta think thru:) I used a simple brush (normal size) and I started from the top to bottom and I nicely painted the entire fireplace.
It took me a good couple of hours and few mimosas:-)
Some people think I was crazy to cover that gorgeous stone fireplace with white paint, but honestly, I would never regret it. It’s so bright, clean and it blends in so well with the rest of the room.
Did I inspire you to paint your fireplace? I sure hope so!
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