Ideas for updating my brick fireplace

Blogger tip: Before beginning the project, Emily took a picture of her fireplace and then used an image-editing program to explore different resurfacing options.

We’re suckers for good fakes like synthetic slate roofing, but Ashley, the blogger behind Make It & Love it, had a faux stone fireplace that felt dark, dank, and dated.

It was truly amazing as the staircase to the second floor wrapped around it. This is the look of the stone, just to give you an idea. If you had asked me a year ago, I would’ve said NO!!! I once saw a stone fireplace that was painted and it was a gloppy shiny, weird mess. And now, I realize that the rest of the home is what made it objectionable to me. The home was contemporary and rustic– and situated on a bluff overlooking lake Michigan. But all too often, I’ll see an ugly stone fireplace that looks like: this overbearing (IMO) monstrosity. :] I just happen to have the answer, but it’s an answer that’s going to be another shocker for many of you. (you need to come back to life for this one) :] Scout’s honor – it is one gorgeous shade of white that I was unfamiliar with until now. And that brings me back to another point I made and am constantly harping about. please pin the staircase if you like It’s an extensive topic and I promise that I will be sharing more solutions to consider. And I found it fun to go back to this post and see how many things she has resurrected in this home. Nancy says that she did add one drop of magenta to the gallon mix. It almost disappears except for a touch of texture. There are parts of NJ that are too beautiful for words and Nancy lives in one of them– a stone’s throw from the Ocean–literally! lol I guarantee that the painted stone would not fare so well.

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