My Fireplace Makeover

February 22, 2014 by 38 Comments

I’m excited to share my “new” to me fireplace with you.  After contemplating painting it for a long time I finally found the courage to get’r done.  I spent about a day and a half on the project and I’m pleased with the results.

Painted Fireplace 4

After all the prep work I applied one coat of Sherwin Williams Concrete Stain (water based, built- in primer).  We had it color-matched to the built-in and were hoping it would blend in nicely with the cabinetry, not so.  It was turning out too yellow.

Painted Fireplace 1

The next day I decided to go back to SW and picked up some color samples, trying once again to match the cabinets.  And yes, that worked.  I ended up using SW Interior Latex – Zurich White, much easier to apply at that point since the bricks were primed.

Painted Fireplace

Here is a picture of the “before”…


and after….

Painted Fireplace 4

I like the way it turned out and how it lightens up the room.  Even the mirror shows up better….nice!  Definitely well worth the time and effort. I still have some tweaking and other projects waiting, so, I will chat with you later….

Thank you for visiting and reading…..have a lovely weekend!


savvy southern style

between naps on the porch

jennifer rizzo,  coastal charm

the dedicated house

simple details


38 Responses to “My Fireplace Makeover”
  1. martina says:

    Love love love it Moni!! What a difference…it brightens up your whole space and that pretty mirror really pops now! Love it!

  2. Daisy Sudduth says:

    Love it! Great job!

  3. WOW!!! So fresh and pretty!! It looks wonderful!!

  4. Debora says:

    What a change!

  5. FATTY says:


  6. Ann K says:

    Your fireplace came out great!! It looks so fresh and bright. Kudos to your for taking the leap and just doing it!!

  7. Brenda Kula says:

    Oh, I love it! Amazing what white paint can do to completely change the look and style.

  8. What an amazing difference. You did a wonderful job! I love how light and fresh and upscale it all looks now! You must be thrilled with your “new” fireplace!

  9. Stacey says:

    Wow you finished already? It looks fantastic! That was a great move.

  10. Looks great! I love white fireplaces.

  11. Love it! It really brightens up the room and looks so fresh and clean!

  12. Christine says:

    wow, that was a big project….I really like how fresh and bright it looks Moni!!! Super

  13. Sarah says:

    Amazing difference! You had vision, and a bit of bravely too. ‘-)
    This is a wonderful change for your mantel.

  14. Donnamae says:

    Love it! Fresh…clean…bright! Now I think I’m inspired to do our own fireplace. Just have to pick out a color! 😉

  15. Rosie M. says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations for taking the leap and having such a successful result. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  16. I love how refreshing it looks. Very clean and simple. Great job!

  17. Suzan says:

    LOVE it – ( I’ve just painted my second fireplace as well 🙂
    Beautiful transformation !

  18. Georgia says:

    Your “new” fireplace is gorgeous! We had white bricks on the FP’s in a former home and I really miss them!
    Thank you for sharing!

  19. Scribbler says:

    Fabulous change. I did this once, and it is a LOT of work!

  20. That looks fabulous! I always cringe at the thought of painting brick, but it really did brighten things up and it goes nicely with the cabinetry- very custom looking!

  21. Found you through the Inspire Me Tuesday linkup. What a difference paint can make! It really brightens up the room.


  22. Danielle says:

    Beautiful! It looks gorgeous! Job well done. 🙂

  23. Dawna says:

    Stopping by from Tweak it Tuesday and I love your re tweaking on your fireplace! Sooo much better painted out in the white color and it looks great! Love your simple mirror and items on the mantel as well. 🙂

  24. Love it, painting it to match the builtins is just perfect. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  25. So pretty! I’m glad you were brave enough to paint the brick. It looks beautiful and I love the mirror!

  26. Marybeth says:

    So pretty! This is on my to do list for our fireplace.

  27. Andi Ruch says:

    I love it, my new house has a ugly stone fireplace I want to paint. I’m not sure how the stone will look, but if its half as nice as yours I’ll love it.

  28. Terri says:

    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew it would be!!!!

  29. BRIGHTENS THE ENTIRE SPACE! very pretty! I love the pop of green with the plant. Would you link this to Friday Favorites at

  30. Danielle says:

    Such a huge transformation!

  31. Julie R says:

    This looks fantastic! I love painted brick fireplaces (and did the same thing to mine awhile back.) It really does brighten up the room!

  32. Fantastic! What a big difference! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

  33. Moni, this is such a stunning transformation! I’ve been trying to get my client to paint hers, I’ll definitely be showing her yours! If this doesn’t convince her nothing will! Thanks so much for stopping by Best of the Nest!

  34. Jan says:

    Visiting from Cozy Little House Tweak It Tuesday. What a transformation! Literally the difference between night and day (brick wise).

  35. What a beautiful transformation, Moni! I’ll be featuring your fireplace makeover on Give Me the Goods tomorrow. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

  36. Moni, what an amazing difference with the white paint! I like the red brick, but the white really brightens up the space and looks beautiful with your built ins!

  37. Holly says:

    Love how this turned out! We need to paint some brick in our future so I’m pinning this one for future reference. Nice work!

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