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A Quick and Easy Fireplace Update that Anyone Can Do

March 30, 2022

This fireplace makeover was for one of our rental properties, so I didn’t want to spend too much money on it, but I did want to make it look nice as it is the first thing you see when you walk in. The first step we did was remove the massive mirror above the fireplace and install some horizontal shiplap to give the fireplace some character. We framed in the shiplap on either side of the fireplace so that the shiplap would have something to die into and we wouldn’t be left with a bunch of unfinished looking edges. Then we painted the fireplace a dark charcoal color with some leftover paint we had from an accent wall at our house and painted the tile on the hearth white. After 2 coats on both the fireplace and the hearth we were ready to stencil the fireplace tiles. 

A list of what you’ll need:

Using a small sponge, painter tape and some left over paint I stenciled each tile on the fireplace. I used the same color charcoal from the fireplace and a light grey for a little contrast. There is spray adhesive you can use to keep your stencil in place which I will use moving forward so that none of the paint bleeds under the stencil. This was a long process but it was so worth it! 

Lastly Noah built a small mantle to layover top of the existing mantle. This tied everything together and I was so happy with the final product!

Here’s a quick video to see it all come together!

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DIY, Home Reno