Fireplace in dining room
The lighting in the sitting room is from Jim Lawrence and John Lewis. The sofas and armchairs are from Multiyork, chosen by Carole as the covers are removable and washable, and the walls are painted in Muslin by The Little Greene Paint Co. The Clearview woodburner is from The Heating Centre in Gloucester and is finished in Honeyglow Brown. The sisal rug is from John Lewis
My DIY fireplace makeover. Step one: Scrub the entire fireplace (it had a lot of soot) Used equal parts vinegar & water and a rag. Step two: Mix equal parts of white latex paint and water. Step three: Paint! Brush on paint and wipe off excess. Did mostly one coat (two on some darker bricks) Last Step: Painted inside with heat resistant black paint. This should have been the first step, but I protected the brick well and it worked. Done!!!
Don't like your dark red fireplace? White-Wash the brick!! "Super easy. You just water down paint and paint it on. I would paint a small section then wipe it off a bit with a rag. It took a couple hours. Not bad." -- Amber Dickey Photo Awesome job and a great way to lighten up a room and add a fresh look to an old fireplace. Thanks for sharing Amber!
Nailed it!! Found the DIY instructions for my fireplace makeover on the lowes website. Prime, paint with your choice of base coat, cut sponge to fit the size of brick, dip sponge in your choice of darker color and press on to brick. More paint on the sponge=darker brick, less paint= lighter bricks.