Margie Santmier
Margie Santmier
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  • Middleburg, FL

My Painted Fireplace


I was remodeling my living room when I decided I would try to paint my fireplace. I wanted a white washed look and wanted to get rid of that awful rock.
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This is my painted fireplace. Really glad I went out on a limb and painted it.
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This was it before I started. Ugly and outdated
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Painted all the rock a gray color. (Silver bullet from Behr) It was the same color I used for the walls.
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Added some white wash wood stain to the rock making sure not to let it get in between the spaces of the rocks. I applied it with a sponge and wiped it off with a old towel. I applied several coats of it till I got the look I wanted.
Then painted the hearth the same color as the walls and painted the brass strips on the doors with high heat paint.
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Painted the mantel black and called it finished. Im really loving it.

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  • Jean Myles
    on Nov 8, 2015

    You did a great job . Love the new fresh look.

  • Lee9411307
    on Nov 7, 2016

    Wow it looks great!!! I have a rock fire place and I call it the Uglyist Fireplace in the World and everyone agrees? Someone painted my a gray grante color with texture its foundation rock it's bad . I'm sure going to try and paint it like yours , Great job😎

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