Paint used to have limitations. There were certain things you just didn’t paint. I’m excited to say that paint has come a very long way and now almost anything can be painted. Check out this painted fireplace tile makeover.
This picture of our basement fireplace was taken before I started painting. You’ll notice I already had taped off the trim (actually all of the basement trim) to be painted. It was super ugly before, like 90s faux textured tile? I’m not even sure. But not my cup of tea, that’s for sure.
This was once everything was painted white… SO much better, right?? Ignore all my random mantel decor 😉
While there is actual tile paint now, I didn’t use that. Because it’s a space that is rarely used and doesn’t see much traffic at all, I just cleaned it, primed it and painted. It seems pretty durable to me so far.
However, if you’re worried about durability, definitely go check out the tile specific paint (Lowe’s has it for sure).
Where we’re at now…
Here’s where we are now. The tile is all painted, yay! It looks so much better than it did, that’s for sure.
I also ended up spraying the gold accents on the fireplace black. That also helped to update big time. While brass is back, it’s different than the 90s brass. The trendy brass is more of a matte finish, not yellow-y gold like this was.
So what’s next…
My plan from here is to put a vertical white shiplap up top (yay!) to finish the look and make it look more cohesive. It’s such a strange fireplace that I want it to feel like it all belongs as much as possible.
From there, I’m debating putting a faux wood mantel in place, but I’ll wait until the shiplap is in place to decide.
And then after that, I’ll decorate the mantel and finish decorating the rest of this living space. Can’t wait to see it all come together! Stay tuned for more progress and the finished product.
Thanks for reading, friends!