I’m so excited to share our Whitewash Fireplace Makeover with you all! Of all the projects in our new house, this might be my favorite!
Our living room was one of our biggest projects when we bought our house! We had a vision for what we wanted it to look like and one of the first steps was changing the fireplace. Modern design elements are what we wanted to add to our house. As you can tell, this fireplace wasn’t going to work!
The wood burning stove was removed first.
It was a lot of work whitewashing the fireplace but it wasn’t especially hard. Basically, I mixed water and white paint half and half in a cup and then brushed it on small sections at a time with a paintbrush. I would let it sit for a minute or two and then wipe it with a towel. Then I would do a second layer over the same spot & this time dab it with the towel to give it some texture. I basically repeated this process over and over and up inside the fireplace too 🙂
Finished whitewash fireplace of our dreams!
I think it turned out great! Other than me being completely covered in white paint! But it was worth it. If you know me, I can never half do a project. If I’m in, I’m all in. In this case all in a bucket of white paint 🙂
If you want to add a more modern look to your living room and have a dark fireplace brick, whitewashing your fireplace is a quick and cheap way to totally change the look of the room!