Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Once An Eyesore, Now A Beautiful Centerpiece

We just bought our house a year ago, and we never liked the heavy red brick fireplace in the family room.  After exploring many different options, I had decided on a design that was going to cost me about $1500.  THEN, I stumbled across this blog. We viewed all the information and we decided to give it a try.  It took a weekend to complete, and was actually fun to do, we were very impressed with the results.  All our friends comment on how nice it looks, especially those who saw it before.  We're very pleased, and have already referred several friends and coworkers to the product.  We wanted to share with you our photo's because you are the reason we found this amazing paint!

If you have a masonry style fireplace or brick walls that you consider an eyesore, I would highly recommend trying this before trying to tear out your old brick or just using plain old paint.


Spend some good time taping all edges off
Clean the surfaces very well (vacuum, wet rag, etc) I recommend brick cleaner
Consider existing design elements when deciding what kind of look you’re after.  
Three paint themed colors (matte finish so it looks just like brick) to choose from.

I linked up this post at the following blogs: Please check them out. Thanks so much

DIY Project Parade - Every Monday
Link Part #10 - Jillify It - Every Tuesday
Catch A Glimpse Thursday - A Glimpse Inside - Every Thursday
Inspire Me Fridays - Joyful Stamper - Every Friday
Flaunt it Friday - at Chick on a Shoestring Decorating - Every Friday
Show and Tell Saturday - at Be Different Act Normal - Every Saturday
Whatever Weekend - Your Thriving Family - Every Weekend
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  1. What color theme did you use? I really like it.

    1. Twilight Taupe was the color theme used. Thanks for asking!

  2. Wow this is such a big change- and I can't believe you got it all done in one weekend!

    Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

    -Four Sisters

  3. Beautiful change! I love the new look!

  4. Wow ! It looks fabulous ! Saw you at Show & Tell Saturday, and thanks for sharing ! :)

  5. Such a fabulous idea! I saw your link on Inspire Me Fridays and had to stop by for a closer look.


  6. Is there a tutorial for this fireplace update? I would love to do this to our fireplace, yours looks amazing!



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