Then she devised an idea to fix it, all without breaking a single tile. Far too many fireplaces that otherwise would be attractive are spoiled by a mantel that’s too skimpy for the space, leaving an imbalanced look that throws the whole room off-kilter. You can reface an old brick fireplace surround with the beautiful look of cultured stone. While people most often paint over red brick fireplaces with white, gray, or black, those certainly aren’t your only options. And for another bit of lagniappe, she now has loads of storage space. Apr 3, 2020 - Explore Jon Doe's board "Corner fireplace makeover" on Pinterest. We will see about that one! It’s also a terrific learning experience for any woodworking hobbyist looking to level up his or her skills. I knew from the day we purchased this house that this was a project I would want to do! I would like to say, we did love my fireplace before. But Jenny at the home blog Evolution of Style felt that the chief problem with her Tuscan-style fireplace was one of coordination. Rustic and Weathered Wood Beam Mantel from Sand & Sisal If that describes your fireplace, The Gathered Home has a very easy solution. If an element of your home makes you groan every time you see it, it's time for a change. Just paint the tiles black (or whatever other color you fancy) for a small DIY fireplace touch that really provides a big impact. Well, that’s a wrap! On the downside, though, these fireplaces lack a hearth to serve as a transition between the floor and the fireplace. Most significantly, she added spacious built-ins on both sides of the fireplace to show off fun, pretty objets d'art, as well as functional covered storage below. A wood stove inserted in the fireplace solves the problem of wood-burning fireplaces' energy inefficiency. Brick, in ​limited quantities, can be a beautiful thing. Disclosure: BobVila.com participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for publishers to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As with lots of projects around our house we like to start them at the spur of the moment. Get inspired to rehab your fireplace with these fireplace makeovers that do-it-yourselfers have done in their own homes. You agree that BobVila.com may process your data in the manner described by our Privacy Policy. But the true focal point is the apparently antique slab of wood that acts as a mantel. It was time for a veneer stone job. The painted, exposed brick made it look like every other fireplace. DIY Playbook. They had struggled for years with trying to come up with the perfect style for this room and truly bring it to its full potential. And here’s the finished brick fireplace makeover: I am seriously IN LOVE with this pebble tile! It’s an enjoyable DIY fireplace project that doesn’t cost much, requires little in the way of supplies, and isn’t difficult to do. This isn’t a quick project, but if you’re looking to completely transform a dated stone or brick fireplace that’s seen better decades, Jessica Bruno at Four Generations One Roof gives step-by-step directions for creating a whole new “face” for an existing fireplace. Make sure you check clearances to combustibles in your fireplace owner’s manual and consult with your local fireplace expert before starting a DIY fireplace drywall project. This is what I came up with! Paint your brick or stone fireplace surround with Kilz Original Primer and Brick/Masonry Paint. She didn't want to spend a lot of time or money on it, so she decided to paint it. Browse our photos of 15 beautiful DIY fireplace makeover ideas for inspiration to get started. Related: How To: Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter. Build a wood-beam mantel for only $30 using common board (full tutorial here) replace your screen. Or even worse, some fireplaces grab attention for all the wrong reasons. Our own fireplace was a bit of an eyesore when we moved into our home. This not only covers up those unwanted black hearth tiles, but it also gives the hearth greater prominence. How to DIY a Concrete Fireplace: First, we demo’d the old fireplace out, which included removing this craftsman style wood fireplace that was here when we moved in. But Rachel Moore of the blog Pinteresting Plans wanted it to look cleaner. But shelving was lacking and the red brick clashed with the rest of the fireplace surround. Learn how to cover an old fireplace surround with marble and create a new mantel using an old door frame and molding. It’s an easy carpentry project for an otherwise open weekend. A beautiful fireplace can completely transform a room. Shiplap Fireplace Makeover Budget- Supplies cost about $250 for all the 2×4’s, shiplap, paint, trim, wood for the mantle and stain. People are divided over a bloke's fireplace DIY makeover Credit: Alli Hawkins. Is it hard to paint brick? I feel like that needed to be in all caps, because I’M SO EXCITED! But shelving was lacking and the red brick clashed with the rest of the fireplace surround. Transform your brick fireplace with these beautiful and inspiring DIY brick fireplace makeovers. Learn how to revamp an outdated brick fireplace in a weekend using inexpensive stone veneer. First, the fireplace was uninteresting. Painted White Fireplace From House of the Hepworths. We had a big fireplace in the center of our living room with a ton of potential, but it needed a lot... Love & Renovations. DIY fireplace makeover full tutorial: To start, remove all pre-existing molding where needed. Instead, turn to concrete tile with a geometric pattern to bring your fireplace into the 21st century where it belongs. 02 of 20. Our DIY fireplace makeover post has been in the works for months. It wasn't so bad, this fireplace. With the standalone fireplace craze long in the past, this one, owned by Rachel at Maison de Pax, still stood like a sentinel to the 1990s. If you have a nonfunctioning fireplace, or just want some DIY fireplace ideas for the warmer months when you aren’t likely to light a fire, here’s a super-simple idea from The Art of Doing Stuff; just fill the firebox with an armful of firewood, but paint a few of the log ends in various cheery and bright colors. Like during the holidays. If you’re thinking of carrying out a DIY fireplace makeover, these 17 remarkable examples of refurbished brick and stone fireplaces should whet your appetite and encourage you to get started. So here are the beginning steps of how i remodeled it. I’m so pleased with how much it lightened the room and added character. Or it can be a simple construction project, where you cover up the brick with drywall, wood, or tile. In the first part of my fireplace makeover tutorial, I shared how to tile over a brick fireplace. She created beautiful shelving to physically and visually attach the fireplace to the house. I know you’re here for the after pictures but just wait till you see what we started with. Diy Mantel Faux Fireplace Fireplace Shelves Home Diy Diy Mantle Wood Corbels Diy Home Decor Simple Fireplace Diy Fireplace How to Build a Simple Mantel - Maison de Pax I shared our recent fireplace makeover earlier this week, and now I’m going to give the promised tutorial for our DIY mantel. After: More Storage, Less Brick . Her fireplace? Starting at the bottom left corner of the fireplace surround, use a trowel to apply pre-mixed thinset mortar to the backer board in small sections. 17 Facelift Ideas for a Fireplace Remodel in Your Home. Fireplace Makeover Steps. By creating a type of box out of dimensional lumber, Sonya from At Home With The Barkers, and her husband were able to raise the hearth. It can be as simple as a fresh paint job on unfinished or previously painted brick. This one is definitely not a weekend project, nor is it for bare-beginners to woodworking tools. Furniture makeovers are my favorite DIY project! Copyright © 2021 Acton Media Inc. All rights reserved. Allison Hepworth at House of Hepworths couldn't stand another day of looking at her peach-colored "wall of bricks," as she puts it. Press the left-most stone piece to the mortar and wiggle to ensure the thinset is “stuck” across the entire back of the stone. All of that busy brick was overwhelming. Lee has over two decades of hands-on experience remodeling, fixing, and improving homes, and has been providing home improvement advice for over 12 years. As she puts it, she likes to leave her clients with something to think about. I get instant results and usually spend less money than if I had gone out and purchased something brand new. Rehabbing your fireplace doesn't have to mean a major construction project, though. DIY Fireplace Surround and Built-Ins . The dark tile hearth, especially, made it look unfriendly. A fireplace without a mantel can look rather bare, especially if the fireplace extends up the full length of the wall. Give that outdated or blah fireplace a makeover with one of these creative DIY fireplace decorating ideas. Consider rough stone for a rustic look or smoother stone for a more traditional feel. Which lead her to redesign this traditional fireplace into something more modern. I absolutely love our new fireplace surround! To dispel the gloom of her fireplace, Rachel Moore of Pinteresting Plans traded out that one thing she hated the one most, the dark hearth, for a more cheerful marble-look porcelain tile in 20-inch by 20-inch format. Introducing "One Thing": A New Video Series. 1970's Brick Fireplace DIY Makeover. For this DIY Concrete Fireplace, it was kind of a three step process. Reducing the amount of visible brick is another common theme. New ones can be very expensive and they aren’t always the easiest to remove. Not so much. Jan 20, 2019 - Explore Victoria Whitaker's board "Fireplace DIY makeover" on Pinterest. See more ideas about fireplace, fireplace remodel, fireplace makeover. Stone fireplaces seem to inspire strong opinions; people either love them or they hate them. Today, I’m going to share how we built out our existing surround and DIYed a new mantel. It’s a fairly common scenario: a fireplace that has an attractive mantel, pilasters, and hearth, but boring plain-vanilla “builder” tiles as a surround. With advice from a carpenter friend, Katie and her husband from Made to Be a Momma used drywall, two-by-fours, and plywood to box in all vestiges of the brick. With a fresh coat of white paint, the result is a fresh and clean fireplace.​. A few months ago we finally tackled our fireplace surround and built-ins. This is a project I’m really proud of and I’m eager for you to see these before and afters (oh so dramatic)! But admittedly, not every fireplace is as attention grabbing as it should be. As a plus, this DIY fireplace project is an easy way to gain experience working with tile before tackling a more complex project, such as a countertop or floor. The DIY mantle was probably around $25! I love the barn wood mantel, and I love the light and airy look the fireplace has. Instead, they created it from common one-by-eight Eastern White Pine boards from Lowe's. Next on the list for our DIY fireplace makeover was the fireplace cover. … Wood wrapping covers up the brick for a cleaner, more traditional look. Stain and distressing give it an antique look. If you fall into the second camp, you’ll appreciate A Happy Blog’s solution: whitewash. But luckily, there’s hope even for the most bland tract-home builder fireplace, a stone relic from decades past, or serviceable-but-dull brick. Get the help you need for the home you want—sign up for the Bob Vila newsletter today! (Check out my Entryway Molding post.) I’m also always a huge fan of the DIY white wood surround – we tossed around the idea of doing something really similar to this on our own fireplace! With its gorgeous traditional mantel, this fireplace from DIY Playbook already had some serious chops. To achieve a whitewashed effect, Tasha from Kaleidoscope Living cut the white paint with water to thin it out. This simple fireplace makeover took a perfectly fine fireplace into a really beautiful one. I knew that I wanted to tile over the existing brick and... Gwen Sommerville . Ledgestone veneer tiles cover the face of their fireplace. In fact, a more colorful choice of paint—such as the ballerina pink chosen by A Subtle Revelry—is a guaranteed way to turn your DIY fireplace into the star of the living room. If your fireplace lacks this crowning touch, or if you just aren’t crazy about the mantel that’s there, Her Tool Belt lays out all the steps for building your own mantel from a few boards, some crown molding, and basic carpentry tools and skills. DIY Fireplace Makeover. When there are a million other things to do, know what I mean? Rachel actually had two problems. This project is pretty simple to do, but tedious. 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