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It’s that time of year where the air is chilly and we can’t wait to snuggle up fireside! In honor of breaking out the firewood and matches, here are 3 of our favorite ways to give your fireplace a facelift!
Whitewashing is a fairly simple process that can completely lighten up a room! With white paint that has an eggshell finish, brush paint onto the surface of the brick in small sections. Then wipe down the brick with rags to remove most of the paint. The below example shows what the brick looks like after two rounds of painting and wiping down, but feel free to do more or less to achieve your desired look. To achieve a more textured look that allows some of the original brick color to peek through, complete the process by sanding over the bricks with a medium grit sanding sponge.
2. Focal Color:
If you’re looking for a way to draw the eye to the fireplace as a focal point in a room, try adding a fresh coat of paint! On the wall or section of a wall that the fireplace is located on, choose an accent color that compliments the rest of your design scheme and draws the eye back to the fireplace.
3. The Marble Look for Less:
If you live in an older home your fireplace may be surrounded by out-of-date tiles. A quick way to update this look is to cut marble-finish adhesive paper into squares and cover the existing tile. This is a perfect way to update on a budget! Bonus points: this is a temporary fix so if you ever decide you don’t want the marble look anymore, the adhesive paper can easily be removed!
We hope that these simple budget friendly tips help you get the most out of using and showcasing your fireplace this season!
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