Nancy at Craft Your Happiness
Nancy at Craft Your Happiness
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Inexpensive & Dramatic Fireplace Makeover With Paint!


You won't believe how easy & inexpensive it is to do a fireplace makeover! All you need is some normal paint, a brush and a wadded up paper bag. You can use craft paint too which means you have a multitude of color choices! THE COMPLETE DETAILS ON THIS PROCESS ARE ON OUR SITE HERE
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BASIC SUPPLIES
House Paint 1 gallon, semi-gloss, for grout color and brick base.
Paints for the brick surface. (Craft paint works wonderfully.)
Bristle Paint brush
Wadded up piece of paper bag
Water-Base Poleurethane 1 quart (optional but a very good idea to keep the paint from wearing off)
***SPECIFIC DETAILS ON HOW TO CHOOSE COLORS ARE ON OUR SITE***
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Paint your brick with the color that will be your grout color. Make sure to get into all the crevices due to how porous brick is. Make sure the grout is covered well between the bricks.
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You will now use the paint that will be the main brick color. Wad up a piece of a paper bag tightly and dab it into the paint. Starting at once side of the brick start dabbing the paint onto the brick. ***FULL DETAILS AND PHOTOS ARE ON OUR SITE LINK AT THE BOTTOM***
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In order to make it look a bit more realistic either blot more of the same color on parts of some bricks. This gives it character and a more natural look.
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FOR THE FULL DETAILS ON THIS PROCESS GRAB OUR FREE PRINTABLE INSTRUCTION SHEET HERE
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