Change The look of our fireplace

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Just remodel our house and put the tv over the fireplace. Like to change the look of our fireplace with out spending a lot of money.
q change the look of our fireplace
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 13, 2017
    https://www.hometalk.com/categories/painting-techniques/interior/brick-fireplaces

  • MeiYue MeiYue on Dec 13, 2017
    I'd paint the brick, either a nice creamy white or a dark-ish grey to update. :)

  • Pascale Nguyen Pascale Nguyen on Dec 13, 2017
    Maybe white and mantel wood color?

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Dec 13, 2017
    just my opinion, change the mantle.

  • SandyG SandyG on Dec 13, 2017

    The current mantle is really over-sized and chunky and I would probably replace it with a simple mantle, with no side trim. Mantle also needs to be mounted lower. Current mantle and with TV appears to be pushing the TV through the ceiling.

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  • Laurie Laurie on Dec 13, 2017
    Hi. I do think the mantel is kind of off. You don't need all that architecture under the shelf. I would go for a much simpler one, mounted much lower, and make it darker than the brick. I would bring the TV down, but not put it ON the shelf, so you can put some nice things there. Then the TV isn't the only thing in the space. It kind of dominates right now. If you show us more of the room, and therefore your general decor style, it would help. I hope you find a solution that pleases you.

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Dec 14, 2017
    I'd paint the mantle a semi gloss white, then white wash the brick. I think it would brighten up the entire area. Best of luck.

  • Naisy.daisy69 Naisy.daisy69 on Dec 14, 2017
    mantel is too small for your fireplace.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 15, 2017
    I too would whitewash it white, paint the mantel a gloss white and add two verticle elements to the sides of the firebox to make a complete fireplace surround.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJOmL_IWk0c

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 15, 2017
    I would not paint the brick - it ends up looking like painted brick. The mantle is too large. I would remove it and put up something smaller and not as intrusive. If you can't do that, paint it a color that would blend with the bricks.

  • Mmb29021044 Mmb29021044 on Dec 15, 2017
    Whitewash the brick and change out the mantle to a simple piece of wood and stain it dark.

  • Susan Shea Susan Shea on Dec 15, 2017
    i Painted and added grey grout with a pallet knife to mine so it looks old. The grout make it look a bit messy and give it a three dimensional look. More like an old wearhouse. I love it.

  • Barb Barb on Dec 16, 2017
    Great area to work with being itβ€˜s a focal point of the room, I personally would paint it a slate grey being your walls are blue and have white trim and this will add that wow factor your looking for. Remove that shelf that appears to be just add from another wall and add a white mantle and lower to eye level. so your tv not so crammed towards the ceiling. πŸ“ŒπŸŽ„β„οΈ