How To Inexpensively Update Fireplace?

How To Inexpensively Update Fireplace?

Kristen Lubbe
Jun 10, 2011

Q: We just bought this home and are planning to take out all of the wallpaper and paint the walls a neutral color and refinish the floors in a dark walnut. We would ultimately like to re-do the fireplace but is there any way to lighten it up and make it more attractive in the meantime? The base is river rock, the posts are concrete and it's faced with orange ceramic tile and travertine on top. Can it be painted? Is there another way to fix it on the cheap?

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