Brick fireplace makeover – before and after ideas and cool makeovers

by Kremy

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The fireplace will always be the center and the focal point in any room. This is not only the place that gather around the whole family in the end of the day, but the element that can determine the whole design of the room.

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Sometimes and for various reasons we are faced at the question of a brick fireplace makeover either because we bought a new home or because we decided to change the interior.

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A traditional fireplace can look very elegant in an any living room. Bricks have a special, warm rustic charm and if you feel they have worn out or you want to change the appearance of your fireplace and still keep the bricks, do not hesitate for a minute.

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A brick fireplace makeover can be as easy as painting the bricks in another color. Remember that bricks add character to the room, they look absolutely beautiful and it is worth putting some effort to renew your old fireplace.

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For a successful brick fireplace remodeling you need to follow some simple rules and steps. Begin with a thorough cleaning – get rid of all dirt, ashes, dust and pieces of loose mortar. Wash the bricks carefully so that the surface is clean as this will make sure that the paint will remain after being applied. You could use soap and water or other cleaners.

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Paint the fireplace with a base coat/sealer and let it dry.

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Apply the desired color with a small roller or a small sponge. Let it dry and after that apply glaze.

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Add a new mantel, sconces, open shelves which will complement your new fireplace. Although these may sound like minor details, the right choice of accessories and lighting will make the remodeled fireplace a real focal point in the room. A large mirror or paintings above the fireplace will add to the charm and the character of the room as well. Make sure you choose the right design, whether modern, rustic or traditional so that the fireplace looks attractive and a welcoming place for family gatherings.

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