How can I update the stone on fireplace without replacing it?

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I plan to have the screen painted all black. Would this type of stone look good
whitewashed?
q how can i update the stone on fireplace without replacing it
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  • Cin21825342 Cin21825342 on Jun 25, 2017
    I love the look of whitewashed stone/brick around a fireplace. It takes some work but would be beautiful.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 25, 2017
    I think it would look great white washed! A new mantle would work wonders as well .
  • M_r22299387 M_r22299387 on Jun 25, 2017
    I'd use Unicorn Spit gel stain. There are several choices. I put it on everything
  • Whitewashing or painting it, you could also do tile or river stone over the existing brick.
  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jun 25, 2017
    Whitewashing would look great!!! But I think you need to replace the grill--- it is too small for the size of the fireplace and looks dated. Pick something more open and rustic --- this will work wonders.
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jun 25, 2017
    Perhaps just changing the color of the grout would work. You can buy grout stain. It's tedious, but if you don't like it you can always paint.
  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Jun 25, 2017
    I'm with the other two ladies......a white washed look would be stunning and would also create the illusion of a much larger space. Have fun with your project and enjoy your 'new' room.