Have a red brick fireplace that you want to give a makeover? These ideas are sure to inspire you!
Brick fireplaces are a traditional staple in homes in many regions. However, the brick color can be very trendy – and therefore fall out of style often or quickly.
How do you modernize a red brick fireplace?
In general, fireplaces stop looking modern when the materials used to make them get outdated.
This could be the stone, the metal style or color, or the mantel material.
There are a ton of options for things that you can do to change the look of a brick fireplace:
- Whitewash or paint the brick
- Stucco over the brick
- Add tile to the surround or whole fireplace
- Add a new mantle to the existing fireplace
Here are some specific DIY projects from around the web about how to give a red brick fireplace a makeover!
She painted her red brick fireplace AND converted it to gas!
I love the aged look this white painted brick fireplace got!
Want a tile look for your fireplace? This tutorial shows how to tile over brick.
I love the navy blue color she chose for her brick fireplace!
She gave her brick fireplace a totally new look with concrete and a wood mantel!
You have to check out how stunning this brick fireplace looks once it is painted charcoal!
Love the look of a German schmear? Here is how to get this textured look with a DIY!
I love the detail this blog post goes into on the best type of paint to use for your fireplace.
This is a great tutorial on how to cover a brick fireplace with AirStone for a totally different style and look.
She painted and added a mantel, for a complete but simple makeover of her fireplace.
Erin does a great job of comparing white wash vs. opaque white paint on a brick fireplace in this post.
In a hurry? This post puts an emphasis on tips for saving time while painting your fireplace.
Chalk paint lovers, rejoice! Here is a step by step guide to painting your brick fireplace with chalk paint.
She covered her brick fireplace with underlayment for a really smooth, modern look.
Have you ever heard of a mortar wash? Here is how to get the look on your fireplace!
Lucky enough to have an outdoor fireplace? Here's what you need to know before painting it!
Want more inspiration? Check out my round up of DIY fireplace makeover ideas!
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