Updating my fireplace
Give It a Wash Texturally, brick is unmatched at capturing that classic, industrial feel in your living room.But bright red just isn’t where the interior design world is at right now.In the photo below you can see what the second layer looked like as it dried. The brick on the fireplace is now updated to a “fresh and clean” look! And the cost for the joint compound is less than !! The second step in updating this fireplace was to paint the door unit for only !! For those of you not familiar with this technique here is an explanation from Bob “German smear mimics the look of irregular stones and heavy mortar joints, a style often found on centuries-old cottages and castles throughout northern Germany.
Next, apply veneer mortar to the surface, allow it to dry, and use more mortar to hold the stones in place.
With a fresh coat of paint in an on-trend hue, or a mantel that captures your home’s scaled-down, rustic aesthetic, you can turn your fireplace into a statement piece that really speaks for the room.