It is in the corner of the family room and I am not sure if I should drywall over the whole thing or just the top and add a new mantle around the opening. If you would like to renovate, update, reface a fireplace you can change you fireplace to your liking. Apply a fresh coat of paint to your red brick fireplace to provide a new look.Seems like just yesterday that the red brick in your family room looked perfect, but tastes change with time.
I have a before and after fireplace mantel makeover transformation to show you. Do you remember the post where I asked you what I should do with the top molding on a hutch top that I was discarding? Both the mantel and the stone have completely changed the room. Here is what the what the fireplace looked like BEFORE: An all brick wall and hearth with an opening for wood storage over on the left. It was one of those projects that is all-consuming.You are all so creative and gave me so many great ideas. AFTER I completed the makeover about 3 weeks ago for a contest over on Angie’s List and had to keep it quiet until today. I lost 4 pounds that week since it was a very physical job :-) I wasn’t going to tackle the project until the fall, but Angie’s List contacted me and asked me if I had a fireplace mantel that needed updating and if I did, would I like to make it over so I could enter a contest where I could win 00. I created a floating mantel and placed it on a newly transformed fireplace wall that used to be brick and is now stacked stone. It took me five dawn-to-dusk days to get it completed.Personally I’m not a fan of painted brick but I loved her solution: concrete stain.This is super easy DIY project to update a brick fireplace, and it only takes about an hour to do two coats AND complete the whole project.