The Painted Fireplace

$500
2 Days
Easy
Need a quick, easy and inexpensive makeover in your family room? So did this family of six that I recently worked with on a family room remodel. With only a few hundred dollars to work with, and no real carpentry skill set to speak of, the owners were looking to freshen up their dull and not-so-inviting family room space. So, I turned to paint and decor to give this room a fresh new look and feel...check it out!
AFTER: Family Room with newly painted fireplace, rearranged furniture and new accessories and decor.
BEFORE: Dark, dull and lack luster...not the ideal space for entertaining
BEFORE
AFTER: The inside of the fireplace was painted with a black, fire retardant paint, and the brick surround was painted a stark white after being primed.

The Unique Nest/Laura Leigh Designs
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  • Velma Velma on Jul 12, 2016
    Thanks for this updated look for a fireplace. I will be doing this to my own fireplace in my den. Love this look!

  • Nancy Nancy on Jan 23, 2020

    Probably but mine is in my living room it was paint that way when we brought our house Over the years there were times I would forget to open the damper The color they painted is a cream color that matches the wall. And I would like to brighten the living room with a brighter color for the fireplace. Any ideas

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