Updating floor ceiling stone fireplace
It’s supposed to look uhhmmm, country, rustic, weathered? An excellent post on A Beautiful Mess about how to paint brick and stone. I usually prefer a flatter finish (matte or eggshell) but if you don’t, that’s cool.
I would prefer an oil based paint if it’s satin or semi-gloss however, but that’s difficult to come by these days.
Satori Design For Living They did a terrific job and included a terrific tutorial about how they covered up their ugly brick.
And for the firebox surround, I would either put stone or keep it the same white color, in this case.I think that’s a screen covering up some of the brick. I love the paneled surround but the mantel is overlapping the panels and looks odd to me.I would put the mantel shelf over the panels and extend it to the ends.Dillard Jones Builders This is a case where it depends what else is going on. My personal preference would be to have all of the brick painted white with a slab of honed granite for the top of the hearth with a 1″ overhang, if possible. This may be more of a decorative fireplace.(source unknown) please pin this graphic!Donna Moylan via Lonny A very elegant mantel, beautifully in scale with brick painted black. One of my favorites from Brooke and Steve Giannetti. It’s a wonderful blend of traditional and rusticity. Well, I hope that gave y’all some ideas for dealing with a not-so-great brick fireplace.
My old apartment that I lived in on the upper westside of Manhattan in the 80’s had an exposed brick wall and high ceilings. If it’s raw brick, you will need a wonderful primer.