These ceramic brick tiles were just so dark and dismal. I wanted to brighten up the space without making any permanent changes. I chose marbled contact paper because it's bright and white, plus, who doesn't love marble?! You, of course, don't have to go with marble! There are SO many options out there.
Faux Marble Fireplace
Old tiles? Ugly tiles? Just want a new look? Covering your existing fireplace tiles with contact paper is both transformative and inexpensive. It's a great option for if you're renting- or just don't have a big budget! This entire project only cost me $21 and completely elevated the space.
*please note. This is a non-working fireplace. If you have a working fireplace, I strongly suggest further research.
*these are ceramic tiles. Not bricks. Contact paper will not adhere to bricks
Materials and Prep
- contact paper of choice (I got mine from Amazon)
- cleaner- I used a a homemade cleaner of white vinegar and citrus peels
- -microfibre cloth
- tape measure or ruler
- Before ordering contact paper, measure your space to get the square footage. When in doubt, order more than you think you'll need to make room for errors.
- Clean the tiles really well and let dry
- Measure the tiles you will be covering- it's probably best to measure a few different tiles, as they may vary in size
- Mark the measurements with a pencil on the back of the contact paper
Cut the Contact Paper to Size
- Using the measurements on the back of the contact paper, cut it to size
Attaching the Contact Paper
This is the easy part!
- Simply peel off the backing and begin sticking onto existing tile
- I chose to allow grout lines to show, but you could opt not to if you prefer.
There you go! Quick, easy, cheap and totally transformative!