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I am so excited to show you my fireplace redo! If you follow me on Instagram you have seen some sneak peeks of how it’s been coming along. I am so in love with it. My hubby did an amazing job. We were both a little skeptical of how it would turn out. I am by no means an interior designer and carpentry doesn’t come natural to him, although I think every project he does he blows me away more and more! My dream fireplace started out on a scrap piece of paper 🙂
We had a close family friend who is definitely talented in the carpentry field come over and just give us an idea of all the supplies we would need and about how much. You know…the hard stuff 🙂 We picked up our supplies a few days later and slowly got started and when I say we I definitely mean-the hubby! 🙂
Okay…before I get started on showing you how we did let me just show you the before and after! Isn’t it great!!
I know, what a difference right?! To get started we screwed 2 x4’s into the brick using cement screws so that we could screw the sheet rock to cover the bricks.
We then added some board and batten sheets to the center of the fireplace for some texture . We framed out the mantel and base of the fireplace with plywood. We also made two “pillars” out of plywood as well.
After everything was framed out we hang up the sheetrock.
We were on a very strict budget and couldn’t afford to go out and buy a bunch of trim so yep..we DIY’ed that as well. We cut thin pieces of trim out of our 2 x 4’s and trimmed everything out 🙂
Lastly, we went back and forth between painting everything on the fireplace white or adding stain to break up the color a bit..obviously we went with the stain and I couldn’t be happier with our choice. We figured we would stain it first and if we hated it we could paint over it–but we love it!
None of this could have been done without our new Ryobi Tools which were PERFECT for this project and they made everything so much easier!
I love how bright and cheery the fireplace is and it will be so fun to decorate at the change of each season!