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31 Amazing Fireplace Makeover Ideas for any budget

Transform your living space with our collection of fireplace makeover ideas, showcasing affordable and creative before-and-after transformations. Whether you’re looking to update with paint, add a modern tile strip, or install a rustic wood mantel, find inspiration to revitalize the focal point of your room.

The fireplace is really the focal point of your living room. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the state of your fireplace!

Making over our fireplace was one of the first big projects that we did when we bought our home. This project is a great example of the fact that a fireplace makeover doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult to make a huge impact!

DIY projects can be overwhelming – but a fireplace makeover doesn’t have to be. While a full fireplace remodel might be a lot of work – there are tons of smaller ideas to redo your fireplace that you can do to customize your space.

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White paint can make a huge difference in any home! Whether you have a red brick fireplace, stone fireplace, or even a wood surround, paint is always an easy and inexpensive option. Painted brick might seem scary – but it almost always looks modern and fabulous!

It also can be easy to add a strip of tile surrounding the fireplace insert. This is a great way to give your fireplace surround a modern look!

Another easy way to update your fireplace is by adding a wood mantel. This could be modern, rustic, or any design style.

I hope that these DIY fireplace makeovers inspire you!

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Fireplace Makeover Ideas

Here are some general fireplace makeover ideas. Keep scrolling for a list of specific tutorials for these projects!

Simple DIY Fireplace Makeover Ideas

  • White paint makeover for brick, stone, and wood fireplaces
  • Adding a strip of tile for a modern look (see how we did this with peel & stick!)
  • Installing a wood mantel for a rustic or modern style
  • Salvaging a mantel from a secondhand store or repurposing wood
  • Painting outdated stone with a fresh coat of paint
  • Whitewashing the brick for a subtle makeover

Here is our tutorial for how to remove an existing mantel and fireplace surround.

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Major Fireplace Renovation Ideas

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Fireplace makeover FAQs:

How much does it cost to makeover a fireplace?

Pros can charge thousands of dollars to makeover a fireplace – especially if you need stone work done. However, you’d be surprised at how much of a difference you can make for the cost of one can of paint!

What is the cheapest way to update a fireplace?

The cheapest thing you can do to transform the look of your fireplace is paint. I recommend this paint for brick or stone and this high heat paint for the interior.

Do fireplaces add value to a home?

Surveys say, yes fireplaces add value to your home. But, an outdated fireplace could definitely turn off some buyers! If you are planning to sell, it might be time to refresh your mantel!

How do you repurpose a fireplace?

Can’t have a fire? An updated fireplace is still a beautiful architectural feature. How about using it:

  • As a book shelf
  • With candlesticks
  • With logs – but add string lights instead of fire
  • Fill it with plants that don’t need much light
  • Add an aquarium
  • Stack logs there just for looks
  • Cover the hole with decorative wood
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Fabulous DIY Fireplace makeover ideas

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Amazing Fireplace Makeovers

A fireplace is often the focal point of your home. Let's make that a good thing with one of these amazing DIY fireplace makeovers!

What are your favorite inexpensive diy fireplace makeover ideas?

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