I recently took a risk and did something drastic with my fireplace. If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know what I did. It's funny because I am not a risk taker in life, but I am in decorating. Guess I trust my own instincts when I have control over something but not when I turn something over to someone else. So, first of all, I asked my husband what he thought of me doing this before I actually did it. Because there was no going back after I did this project. He surprised me with positive feedback. So, I immediately started looking at tutorials and pictures of the finished product from those that had done this before me. I was very excited to read that it was very simple. Nothing special needed to be done. I already had the supplies on hand to do this. So no money was spent!
Okay, here is the before picture.
I took this with my i-phone so it's not a great pic. I liked it like this for a very long time, but was wanting a lighter look with an old fashioned feel. I was drawn to white painted fireplaces where there was no contrast between the mantel and the surround.
So, this is the after pic!
I immediately liked it. I liked the lighter look and the clean looking hearth. I think it opens up the room more and blends better with my white slipcovers. This new look is much more versatile with any color scheme I choose now!
While I was painting this, my husband asked me how many times it had been painted already. I told him I believed it was 3 times. Now, I'm back to white! However, the stone had never been painted before. Poor fireplace!
Here are some inspirational pics that I liked.
The tutorial that I used was found from this blogger. (See source below pic.)
Have you ever done a dramatic makeover with your fireplace? Or, are you lucky and just love yours the way it is already?
Hope you have a great weekend!
~ Kelly ~