Give Your Brick Fireplace a Facelift – Reader Story
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Today we want to share a story from Freshome reader Haiku, who completed a fireplace face-lift: Most homes built around the 70s and 80s usually have fireplaces with bricks varying in color from orangey-red to black-brown-red. Automatically, it makes the room look dated and drab. One fairly easy fix is to whitewash the fireplace – it instantly makes the room look light and bright. However, it’s time-consuming and can be a bit frustrating depending on how porous or dark your fireplace is. But it’s definitely doable! I’ve whitewashed two fireplaces, in both our previous and current home. I turned our last fireplace from this: