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What are some easy ideas for fireplace makeovers?

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Some easy ideas for fireplace makeovers include updating it with a coat of paint, stenciling on shapes and adding a stacked wood facade. A homeowner can also class up a boring brick fireplace with light-colored porcelain tiles to give it a modern flair.

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One easy idea is to simply paint the fireplace brick black or white, a color contrasting with the rest of the room. For instance, a homeowner may paint a gray brick fireplace and mantel containing sauna wood accents with a thick black coat of paint. It contrasts with the white walls and ceiling of the rest of the room. Another option is to paint the fireplace bricks white while giving the mantelpiece a thick black coat and adding taupe accents.

Another option is to stencil designs such as eight-pointed stars into the fireplace or around the mantle. Beige porcelain tile can be adhered to the brick in a stacked pattern to create a more open look. The homeowner can then paint the trim and mantle white, and attach a new fireplace door. Turquoise walls complement the neutral color tones. For a seldom used or non-functioning fireplace, the homeowner may add a stacked wood facade to make the area more interesting.

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