Projects & Improvements

Before & After: A Faux Fireplace Gets One Inexpensive and Easy Update

published Mar 13, 2014
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Sometimes making a big change can be a fairly simple process if you have the guts to take the leap. When Tanya and her partner purchased their home, the dated, faux stone fireplace combined with “sauna wood” accents just wasn’t her cup of tea, so she made one easy, inexpensive change that had a huge impact.

(Image credit: Tanya)

The brick got a thick coat of primer + paint in one (semi-gloss finish) and she spray painted those old gold vents with a high heat enamel spray paint in matte black. To continue the transformation, the taupe walls, dingy ceiling, and skinny oak trim were painted a contrasting white. Says Tanya, “simple changes, really.” Maybe for a DIY maven like you, Tanya.

From Tanya:

Although we have big plans (including a mid-century sectional sofa!), we’re so pleased with how easily, and inexpensively, we were able to modernize the focal point of our open-concept space. We’ve only recently moved in and every other area has a project going on in it, so it’s been nice to have one space that beckons us to just put up our feet – for now!

See more at Dans le Townhouse.

Thank you Tanya!