We recently moved into a new home that had many of the items on our dream home checklist. One of those items was a large fireplace. Check.
When scrolling through Pinterest to get ideas on how to decorate the mantel, I quickly realized that almost all brick fireplaces posted online had been painted out. This got us thinking…
We know we would eventually love to reface it with stone and put in a gas insert (wood fireplace unfortunately does not pass inspection and cannot be used), but that is a few years out. In the meantime, I am battling with the idea to paint it.
So I am putting the fireplace’s fate in your hands.
Below I have a photo comparison using a quick and dirty photoshop job to make it look painted(ish). To paint or not to paint, that is the question. Please cast your vote in the comments below. My indecisive brain thanks you in advance.
If we follow through with this idea, this is the tutorial I am using from the incredibly talented DIY couple Young House Love. They have a fantastic example of a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace that they painted out to white. Their picture does the paint job far more justice than my photoshop skills…
|Try to imagine around my poor photoshop skills|