Painted Brick Fireplace Farmhouse Inspiration

Painted Brick Fireplace-Farmhouse Inspiration

Before and After Brick Painted Fireplace

For over 20 years I’ve dreamed of living in an old farmhouse, and I’m not going to sit here and complain about not being able to live that dream just yet, because I’m Beyond Blessed.  I enjoy the challenge of giving a plain house character.   So this 1974 ranch has had many looks, and a few have been since I’ve lived here 🙂

Here it is before:Chalked Painted Brick Fireplace

I originally painted the brick fireplace when we remodeled the kitchen several years ago.  You can find the original How To here: Click Here

Here it is after being painted Grey. Love it but I’m a girl and I’m allowed to make changes. 🙂Painted brick fireplace Chalk Paint

If you follow me you already know that I recently updated my kitchen island with faux brick. (Install Faux Brick and age it for under $30.00) I loved it so much I decided to give the same aged look to my real brick fireplace.

  How I did it:

After thoroughly vacuuming the brick, I painted the grout lines with Alamo White in small sections, then used a slightly damp rag to spread paint over the entire section. You can see how I did it in the below video.  It really was as easy as it sounds.

It took me an hour and 10 min to paint the brick and less than 8 oz. of paint. So this project cost me less than $10.00…Woo Hoo!!

Well the transformation didn’t stop there, the Worn White mantle no longer worked so I repainted it with Alamo White and Black reVAX.  Now it is perfect! It is so warm and inviting. Oh and my husband is over the moon excited about it. He doesn’t usually say anything about my projects but this one has him complimenting it every time he walks in the room.  Great reaction for less than $10.00.

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Before and After Brick Painted Fireplace

By |2017-01-22T19:43:50+00:00January 23rd, 2016|About Shabby Paints, Antique Paints, Farmhouse, Layering Paint, Shabby Chalk Paint, Shabby Chic, Shabby Paints, Shabby Style, Vintage Paints|26 Comments

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  1. Sandy January 24, 2016 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    That looks awesome! Where the video stops the brick looks a little lighter than the finished product. Did you use the rag a little longer to take off some more of the white or are my eyes deceiving me?

    • Shabby Shannon January 24, 2016 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Sandy, Thanks! 🙂 I think the lighting has something to do with it. Led lights really mess with my pictures. I didn’t wipe any more than what you see in the video.

  2. Martina January 24, 2016 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    How did you change the mantle?

    • Shabby Shannon January 25, 2016 at 10:29 am - Reply

      Hi Martina, My uncle made it for me! 🙂

      • Woss February 4, 2016 at 8:24 am - Reply

        Loving this, thank you for the inspiration and instructions!

        I think Martina is asking what I’m wondering – The first ‘Before’ picture shows a plain mantel, but it’s modified in the second ‘Before’ picture. How did you build out from the original mantel?

        • Shabby Shannon February 5, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

          Thanks! I forgot about the mantel being different. My uncle made that for my parents a few years ago and it didn’t work with their stone, so lucky me 🙂 . He is so talented.

  3. Lori January 25, 2016 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Love it!

    • Shabby Shannon January 25, 2016 at 10:29 am - Reply

      Thanks Lori!

  4. christina January 25, 2016 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Love what you did…both times…the grey and the white!!! I was wondering if you could tell me where you got the clock above your mantel? Not lucky enough to have a fireplace, but the clock is awesome 🙂

    • Shabby Shannon January 25, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

      Christina, Thanks! 🙂 Me and my Grandma picked that up at the Mall probably 10 years ago. The clock part was broke so it was like $8.00. I think it was Tuesday Morning. Shannon

  5. Barbara Henderson January 25, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply


    • Shabby Shannon January 25, 2016 at 10:36 am - Reply

      Thanks Barbara!

  6. Jeannette January 25, 2016 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Great job, both looks!
    I went to their site looking for info, but didn’t find it.
    I whitewashed my chimney years ago, and I’m not satisfied with the look. I’m wondering if this could be my fix. Do you know if they work outside as well?

    • Shabby Shannon January 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jeannette! Who’s site did you go to? Yes you can use it outside, my studio is painted with it, the front of my truck, and patio furniture. 🙂

  7. Lisa January 25, 2016 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Loved the fireplace but the real detail was the scripture at the end of the video LOVED IT❤️

    • Shabby Shannon January 25, 2016 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lisa..yaaa someone noticed 🙂

  8. Lesa January 26, 2016 at 5:52 am - Reply

    Great paint job. I’m LOVING the mantel your Uncle made. BEAUTIFUL

    • Shabby Shannon January 26, 2016 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Thanks Lesa! He is super talented!!

  9. Bonnie January 30, 2016 at 7:40 am - Reply

    I have a a fireplace I would love to redo and I have storage boxes on both sides with wood on the top of the boxes for a lid could I do the wood the same way. Loved your project

    • Shabby Shannon January 30, 2016 at 11:23 am - Reply

      Thanks Bonnie! Wouldn’t be a problem at all! 🙂

  10. Judi January 30, 2016 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Wow is about all I can say about your fireplace, redo! It took my breath away! I have a white painted brick fireplace and wondered if I could do the technique you’re showing but use gray paint instead.

    • Shabby Shannon January 30, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Thanks Judi! Yes that would work great! I want to see!! 🙂

  11. Patricia Hoffman March 30, 2016 at 9:42 am - Reply

    I love this! Thinking about doing a “faux brick” accent wall. Saw your post on “how to” and am going with your directions. This is great!!

  12. Michelle August 27, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Hi there, two questions: Any idea where I could buy a similar mantle? What is the color of grey that was used. Thanks!

    • Shabby Shannon August 29, 2016 at 8:19 am - Reply

      Michelle, My uncle made the mantle…I would try your local furniture maker. The Grey is Garfield Grey. Thanks! ~Shannon

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