DIY Painted Brick Fireplace

This was our fireplace up until a few days ago. It had remained untouched since we moved in 2 years ago except for replacing the gas insert. The tone on tone colors made the brick surround blend in rather than stand out. SUPPLIES Latex paint 2″ angled paint brush Painters tape I was painting our […]


Welcome to the main living area of our home where all the action is. It has 2 sets of French doors flanking the fireplace which is over 22″ high. I know this because my ladder is 22″ and I could barely reach the top! There are also 2 beautiful arched windows above the French doors […]

DIY Firebox Refresh

We’ve never had a fireplace before and have 2 in our home in Virginia. As winter turned to spring (or at least it SHOULD be spring) I cleaned out the ash and debris from the firebox of our wood burning fireplace. The doors and screens were super simple to remove and after living here for […]

DIY Gray Washed Fireplace

After a few months of living with the stone wall surrounding the fireplace I decided I wanted to tone down the orange and browns.  I loved the earth tones but wanted to keep the texture with less browns. I debated between a white wash or gray wash. I was concerned that the white wash could […]