Wednesday, January 9, 2013

White-washing a brick fireplace

My decor and fun colors never meshed with the rustic, earth tones of our fireplace so I went on pinterest looking to paint it white and got some ideas for white-washing instead!  Loving the new look and fits so much better in our home.  It really didn't take more than about 5 hours total and that includes having dear hubby remove fireplace surround and spray painting it silver and painting the dark brown mantle white.

before after fireplaceIMG_6731 - Copy IMG_6737 - Copy

6 comments:

Jackie Holmes said...

I love this! Can you share with me how you did it? I have a very similar fireplace and would love to replicate this! jholmes17@gmail.com

Thanks!
Jackie

melissa said...

Yes idnlike to know too.. I've read about it and people use different methods and ratios.

harriet sutton said...

Love the whitewash... I bought an old fixer upper and it has the large stone rock on the fireplace. I would love to whitewash... Can you tell me how??? Hsutton1033@gmail.com or harriett_sutton2@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi - I like the whitewash look - it's nice that it isn't a solid colour and still has variation.

Can you send me the instructions to what you used? chanulik@hotmail.com

Many thanks!

Unknown said...

This is amazing!! Can I have the instructions too please? tksmithmc12@gmail.com

kaitlinnwalker said...

I have a very similar fireplace as well! May I have the instructions?

kaitlinnwalker@hotmail.com