Updated 1950s Fireplace

2 Materials
$50
2 Hours
Easy

One of two fireplaces in our 1950s ranch style house that needed a facelift and some added character.


Outdated fireplace turned focal point

Updated this 1950s fireplace with white chalk paint, aPainted firebox, added grate and wood for fake fire. Finishing it off with reclaimed wood plank boatds.

Outdated fireplace turned focal point

Updated this 1950s fireplace with white chalk paint, aPainted firebox, added grate and wood for fake fire. Finishing it off with reclaimed wood plank boatds.

Before—Realtor photo

This photo was taken as part of the Realtor listing.

In Progress

Painted limestone with Linen white chalk paint purchased at

using a chop saw and nail gun, installation was easy and quick.

Halfway there!

Adding prestained grey/brown plank wood purchased at Lowe’s.

Almost there

finished by adding quarter round trim, stained like plank boards, to frame out area and complete the project.

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  • William
    William
    on Sep 29, 2020

    Really? Fireplace had a fake fire? That's unethical. The Realtor should have been reported to his/her Realtor Association and fined. The broker of the office would have just gave a slap on the hand

  • Linda
    Linda
    on Oct 24, 2020

    A nice improvement!

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