How to Update a Fireplace on a Budget

This post is about the magic of paint. If you have been following my blog, you know I am all about renovating and remodeling to update our home. Recently, we remodeled a fireplace surround in our family room. You can read about that project (HERE).

I was very close to ripping out another mantel in our home, but had a last minute change of heart. Overall the mantel is very pretty and grand, but I was hating the faux painted marble look.

Here is a picture of the mantel with the faux look, very dark and dreary.

fullsizeoutput_71c5In it’s original state, I bet this mantel was a beauty, it looks likes one of a kind. I’m going to throw it a lifeline. Let’s slap some paint on it, and see how it turns out.

The mantel has many grooves in it, making it difficult to paint with a brush. My painters taped off the area and took a spray gun to it.

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WOW! I must say I was impressed. The paint completely changed the look of the fireplace and brought it back to life.

IMG_7213Goes to show how a little paint goes a long way in modernizing a fireplace, a room, or even a piece of furniture.

To complete the look, we added a large Venetian mirror to the space above the fireplace.


fullsizeoutput_71c6Never under estimate the power of a can of paint. I encourage you to take on a new painting job, and let me know how it goes…I would love to hear from you.

Interested in this look? Do you love the birdcage chandelier? I absolutely love mine. You can check out this link for a similar one Birdcage Ceiling 12-Light Mini Chandelier (HERE).

This chair is absolutely my favorite chair in the house, check it out Crawfordville Armchair (HERE)

And the mirror is truly stunning! Are you looking for a smaller version, check out this one Round Gray Bubble Paned Mirror (HERE).

See you next time friends!

4 thoughts on “How to Update a Fireplace on a Budget

  1. Thank you! I love the white too, looks so bright! I am putting up a white christmas tree next to the fireplace and it does look smashing indeed!

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