Updating an old fireplace
Leigh transformed her dated yellow tile fireplace surround by cutting marble-look adhesive paper into squares and covering the existing tile. An inexpensive update that can be undone if the landlord wants when Leigh moves on.For an easy fireplace upgrade you can do yourself, take a (web)page from Terri Klemm.Is your fireplace the statement piece you want it to be, or is it more of an eyesore?Whether it's brick, stone, or simply drywall, make the bold impression you want with a fireplace makeover!The vertical placement of the glass tiles has a fresh spin and the cool factor comes from having the TV hidden behind the mirror. Retrofitting this safety feature to an existing fireplace isn't difficult.Whether you're updating the red brick to complement a new decorating style or simply sprucing up the existing decor, inject new life into your current fireplace with a makeover.
Updating a red brick fireplace provides a visual lift to an entire room.
Use a medium 120-grit sandpaper to lightly sand any loose pieces of mortar or crumbling brick on your fireplace.
Next, clean the bricks with a solution of vinegar mixed with warm water.
Color works well when it’s just around the fireplace, too.
Designer Maria Killam, CMG, used bright orange paint around and over the fireplace here, for a bold look you can easily replicate with any favorite hue.Since then, Remodelaholic has become a great community and resource for all those wanting to know how to make their builder-grade home BEAUTIFUL on a budget!