Monday, May 16, 2011

Deployment Project # 82 - Tiled Fireplace

Deployment Project # 82
TILED FIREPLACE


There wasn't really anything wrong with my fireplace before...other than it was cookie cutter/builder grade fireplace.

Just boring.

I wanted to liven it up a little.

Here is what it looked like before....(this was the only picture I could find, and there happens to be a chair sitting in front of it..sorry)
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Here is the tile I picked out to use. It comes in 12x12 sheets at Lowe's for about $10 a piece.  I think I ended up using 8 sheets for this project.

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Putting the tile in was MUCH easier than I thought.  I used THIS tutorial as a guide to get me started.

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Once I was finished, I still didn't like the out-dated brass on the door.

So, I taped all around the fireplace and carefully spray painted the brass!

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Now I have a "new" fireplace to sit and enjoy!!!!

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I love the way the new tile adds character to my living room!

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BEFORE
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AFTER
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11 comments:

Chris said...

Very nice! This is what we are wanting to do with ours as well. I am so glad to see how you painted the brass! Thanks for sharing! Chris

HappyascanB said...

Love it! We're looking at updating our fireplace, too, so this was especially great to read! It's beautiful!

Missy said...

I love it. As usual. Very eye catching.

cami said...

Very impressive! I've thought about trying this on our fireplace. You've got me hooked! Nice job, very warm and cozy feeling.
~cami

Miller Family said...

That looks AWESOME! You are amazing Paige Price! Ryan is going to be so proud of all of your hard work! I hope you are saving some things for his honey do list! :)

Leah said...

I just love this renovation!! We are getting ready to add a fireplace and I want to use this mosiac tile pattern as well!! It adds so much to your living room, I agree!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

It's amazing what a difference that made! You did a fantastic job. It really took the fireplace from builder basic to something very chic and custom.

Crystal (theweekendhomemaker.com) said...

That's looks great!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Congrats, this is great waht a terrific job you did and I love those tiles! You just us the idea for my daughter's fire place because it needs to do just it! Thanks for sharing.
FABBY

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Meg said...

Wow, what a difference! It looks fantastic! I love the tile, what a great choice! Great job.