The Impact of Painting a Fireplace

Yesterday, I shared the family room transformation of my client Linda’s home.  This was a long project as it was a whole house update.  Each step of the process was a big transition for my client and it was sometimes challenging for her.

This is the where the family room started.

couchwallbefore border

After removing the wallpaper, the carpeting and the crown molding and placing all the new furniture, I started to feel a sense of accomplishment.  I took a few photos to review everything.

When I got home and looked at the pictures, it became very clear what needed to happen.  The fireplace needed to be changed.

This was a big deal because the budget was donePlus, I didn’t think my client would be open minded to changing brick.


After a TON of research, I determined that the only affordable solution was to paint the brick.  Much to my delight, she was willing to do so.  But, because of budget, the only person to do it was ME!

Her son removed the brass and glass front for me and I spray painted it with heat safe black spray paint found at Lowes.

Then, I put on my iPod and got to work.  Thank goodness she didn’t come home in the middle and had to hear my singing.  I used a product I found called Brick Anew.  I watched the video it came with a few days before and found it really did help with the process.  I actually found the process quite simple and only took a few hours from start to finish.  I also liked that I knew the paint was heat safe.


When it was all done, I was very happy with the results and felt it made the difference that was necessary to really pull the room together.


The best part, my client was happy as well.

I will be sharing at the parties on my page above and at the Thrify Decor Chick


Come by and see all the great projects being shared!

Thanks for reading and have a great day,


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10 thoughts on “The Impact of Painting a Fireplace”


  1. Wow amazing what a little paint can do. Looks amazing! Loved the chalkboard you made on an older post. Very sweet. I need to get some of those chalk markers. My daughter has a chalk wall and it’s just a dusty mess. My Big Chick dreams of doing a play. I need to get her into that and quit dragging my feet.

  2. I love how this room came out. I have almost the same fireplace as the “before” and have been debating painting it for some time. Your post has convinced me to try it. Thanks for sharing this project!