Our home was built in 1930 and we wanted to update the look of our fireplace and mantle without a major makeover. I just tiled over the brick, added a new fireplace screen, painted the fireplace mantle, removed the giant mirror and painted the dark wood paneling. We also discovered 2 electrical outlets that originally housed wall sconces.
We first removed the brass fireplace screen. Then I thoroughly scrubbed and cleaned the brick face. I painted the dark wood paneling to match the other walls in the living room.
Phase 2- I taped off the wood mantle and applied a skim coat. I let it dry for a few days. I cannot remember what this product was. Home Depot helped me pick it out.
Here is a photo of the tiling done and grouted. We left the floor tiles in their original state. The wall paneling has been painted. It really has brightened up our living room.
I love this screen!
There was a big debate about painting the fireplace surround, but I'm glad I did it.
And here it the finished fireplace and mantle all decorated for Christmas.
- 12 x 12 sheet tiles (Home Depot)
- Grey sanded grout (Home Depot)
Published October 31st, 2017 9:56 AM
2 of 21 comments