DIY Whitewashed Fireplace

Our living room was one of our biggest projects when we bought our house!  We had a vision for what we wanted it to look like and one of the first steps was changing the fireplace.  We were going for a modern look and this just wasn't it.

We had the wood burning stove removed first!

It was a lot of work whitewashing the fireplace but it wasn't especially hard.  Basically, I mixed water and white paint half and half in a cup and then brushed it on small sections at a time with a paintbrush.  I would let it sit for a minute or two and then wipe it with a towel.  Then I would do a second layer over the same spot & this time dab it with the towel to give it some texture.  I basically repeated this process over and over and up inside the fireplace too :) 

I think it turned out great!  Other than me being completely covered in white paint!  But it was worth it!  If you know me, I can never half do a project.  If I'm in, I'm all in.  In this case all in a bucket of white paint :)

Stay tuned to see my post about the renovation of the rest of the room!

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