I tried scrubbing it but never got the stone to look the way i wanted. One thing i didn t love the soot stains from years of use and the dirty look that came along with it.
The texture and feel of the stone was not lost as i was able to just lighten and soften it.
Whitewash stone fireplace before and after. Aug 13 2017 explore paula s board whitewash stone fireplace followed by 166 people on pinterest. If you enjoyed this post you might like my dresser revamp. Here is how the fireplace looked before i whitewashed it.
The one change the fireplace could really use is having half the height of the hearth removed. Whitewash stone fireplace stone fireplace makeover fireplace update paint fireplace farmhouse fireplace fireplace remodel fireplace design fireplace ideas stone fireplace decor. A whitewashed stone fireplace looks rustic but very elegant though elegance is often what a rustic piece lacks a whitewashed brick fireplace brings style and coziness to the space such whitewashed fireplaces work in any space and look nice.
Once i cleaned up all the stone i was able to tape around the fireplace to protect the walls from getting the whitewash on them with painters tape. Stone fireplace before and after. When i moved into my home the fireplace looked like this.
Whitewashing the brick allows for the color of the brick to come through the painted finish giving variety and texture to the fireplace. Here s the before photo of our fireplace before i walk you through the whitewashing process. Take your paint water and tupperware and create your whitewash mixture.
I used an old plastic cup to measure out my paint and water portions. If you have any questions please leave them below. It was beautiful but it wasn t my style at all.
Mix the water and paint to form your whitewash. The after of my stone fireplace. Before you paint or whitewash brick or stone remember that once done it s difficult if even possible to totally undo absent the skill of a pro and or a real mess in your home.
Clean your stone with warm soapy water. It is so large it overwhelms. If your stone or brick is super glossy and slick or pretty dirty unlike ours which was very porous and relatively dirt soot free you may need to use a product like tsp to get the job done.
Saved by amanda smith. Here is the stone before and after. A more natural looking timeless option is to whitewash the brick.
The giant sandstone fireplace was a huge selling point for us we use it daily in the winter and love the cozy feeling a wood burning fireplace brings to a home. Then i laid down my drop cloth and was ready to start painting. I m someone who loves all things bright and white so i knew this natural look had to go.
See more ideas about whitewash stone fireplace stone fireplace stone fireplace makeover. Whitewash with chalk paint. If you need something different go for a wooden whitewashed fireplace it usually fits modern and.
So easy to update with my whitewash recipe. Before whitewashing the fireplace it was natural stone.