Originally published on August 10, 2021

Let me first introduce myself to you before I go into detail about painting a fireplace. First off, my name is Heather, and I blog at The Heathered Nest .

Mom here. I travel in a van. But underneath the mom jeans and ponytail is a woman who has occasionally been known to play with fire in the past. Right, a little risk keeps things interesting. Now that I’m a mother, bungee leaping and base jumping are no longer included in my current definition of “thrill seeking.” In actuality, any kind of “jumping” is kind of sorta out. Running with the bulls and cage diving with sharks, however, are definitely prohibited.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t be trendy, in-the-know, or occasionally a touch “wild”! perfect illustration I had painted my fireplace at that time. without prior notice or planning. While the husband was completely oblivious and at work. I know. ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? You’re thinking, “She’s wild.” Do not, however, panic, people. It’s actually a ridiculously simple technique. Today I’m going to show you a do-it-yourself whitewashing and painting method for painting your fireplace. One of the simplest and most affordable DIY home décor projects you can complete to alter the look of your house is this one.

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Supplies required: Wire brush Painters ladder, your preferred latex paint sheen (flat, eggshell, etc.), and plastic or tarps to cover the neighboring flooring. I personally used Behr Semi-Gloss Ultra White. Before we get into the specifics, let me first show you where we were at the beginning—the reason I got all “fired” up in the first place. Water (to cut the paint, if desired) Bucket to mix your paint and water Paintbrush (a larger one will be best if yours is anything like mine—you are going to be covering a lot of area) Roller with 3/4 inch nap for textured surfaces **If painting the interior of the firebox, you will need paint rated to withstand HIGH TEMPERATURES ** Before, this was our fireplace.

Recognize the source of the fire burning inside of me to make a change? We were either going to “fire it up” Busta Rhymes-style and figure out how to paint this beast baptism-by-fire-style, or I was going to go all 1980s Talking Heads and start “burning down the house.” However, we painted the walls, the trim, and switched the ceiling fan for a large chandelier before I painted the brick. var viewsCacheL10n = {"admin_ajax_url":"https:\/\/www.theamazingrenovations.com\/wp-admin\/admin-ajax.php","post_id":"3505"};