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 Collinson a Designer. In 2006, at the request of a realtor, I staged my first home. The sellers liked their newly redesigned home so much that they turned down an offer for full asking price. I never looked back. Since then, I have been helping clients make their homes look like they came out of a magazine. I have helped clients earn money for their home beyond their expectations.
Due to a growing need, I’m a Designer Helping Seniors with their Living Options. I’m an Aging-In-Place Specialist, Multigenerational Living Designer & I downsize seniors using my experience as a Certified Interior Decorator & Certified Home Stager.
I’m also a real estate investor. I buy “fixer uppers” and either flip them for a healthy profit, or turn them into profitable rental properties. I’m currently living in my 8th “fixer upper.” Come join me as I share my tips & secrets along the way.