Painted Brick Fireplace

Painting a brick fireplace

Ever since moving into our house nearly two years ago, I’ve wanted to paint the dark brick wall in our living room. When I posted these images last year, I knew it would help motivate me to someday get the job done. That day was more like a span of 3 days (and I still have a few touch-ups and outlet covers to replace), but it’s largely completeĀ and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. The room is so much brighter and modern looking.

Painting a brick fireplace

Painting a brick fireplace

We painted 3-4 layers of primer and then added a single layer of the same color of Valspar paint asĀ our walls. Here’s a before and after shot:

Painting a brick fireplace: the before and after of our living room