Stunning Fireplace Makeover | Before-and-After
Your fireplace should be without question, the focal point of your room. People should walk into your room and say “wow” because it looks stunning.
Does Your Fireplace Look Stunning?
Or is it dated? Does it have old stone or brick? Don’t worry if you have a dated or boring fireplace. With a
little bit alot of hard work you can transform your fireplace into something that you are really proud of and that your guests will say “wow”.
We moved into a newer home several months ago and inherited this ugly ornate fireplace. It didn’t suit our style and it certainly didn’t suit the style of the home. It was one of the first renovations that we tackled.
Does this fireplace make a good first impression? Absolutely not!!! The “doo-dad” on the fireplace, the dated faux paint style and the brass insert gives the impression that the house is older than it actually is.
Ugly right? Doo-dad and all!
The first job was to tackle the ugly doo-dad. With a hammer and chisel, little by little the doo-dad came off. But not without a fight.
We sanded down the remaining bumps that wouldn’t come off easily.
Filling up the gaps where we were overly anxious and dug into the fireplace. It was alot of work to get the “doo-dad” off but wait to you see the results.
Next step was to paint over the dated brass fireplace with Rustoleum’s high heat black gloss paint. I used a foam brush so that I wouldn’t get brush marks. It took 3-4 coats to cover up the brass.
Finally I painted over that awful dated faux paint color. Here you can see the before and after. What a difference paint can make. The brass fireplace has one coat on it at this point.
Here’s the before just to remember what it looked like!
And the after!!! What a difference a little bit of elbow grease and paint can make!
I’m Debi Carser. Designer. Stager. Renovator. For over 10 years I have been helping clients make their home stunning. I have staged over 100 homes helping clients make money beyond their expectations. I have bought several “fixer uppers” and either flipped them for a healthy profit or turned them into profitable rental properties. Come follow me as I share my tips & secrets along the way.