Take Your Fireplace from Drab to Fab: 8 Creative DIY Ideas to Try

Check out how some of our favorite bloggers transformed their fireplaces

Stenciled Faux Tile

Stenciled Faux Tile

East Coast Creative

Blogger Jess of East Coast Creative created the look of a tile fireplace by painting the existing marble with chalk paint, which adheres to almost any surface. She then stenciled a beehive tile pattern with taupe paint. The result is taupe tile with white grout, a modern update to the classic white mantel.

Get the how-to at East Coast Creative.

Built-In Bookshelves

Built-In Bookshelves

Homemade Ginger

Blogger Megan of Homemade Ginger brightened dark wood bookcases, a natural brick fireplace, and a brass fireplace screen with a simple coat of white paint. Painting the back of the bookcases in a soft aqua makes display objects pop.

Get the how-to at Homemade Ginger.

Salvaged Metal

Salvaged Metal

Design*Sponge

T-shirt designer Jessica Lynch created this industrial-looking fireplace using a piece of large metal she salvaged from the woods near her home. Its existing texture and color-blocked paint job were so cool she just power-washed it and cut it to size to install.

Get the how-to at Design*Sponge.

Slate Tile With Custom Wood Mantel

Slate Tile With Custom Wood Mantel

The DIY Mommy

Blogger Christina of The DIY Mommy styled this rustic glam look by combining a sleek white custom-built mantel with split-face quartzite slate tiles that rise from hearth to ceiling.

Get the how-to at The DIY Mommy.

Floating Mantel Slipcover

 Floating Mantel Slipcover

Do or DIY

Blogger Julie of Do or DIY swapped out a mantel that blended in with the surrounding brickwork for one that pops by custom-building a crisp white wooden “slipcover” that fits over the existing mantel—no demo needed! The result? A mantel that looks like it’s floating.

Get the how-to at Do or DIY.

Faux Stone

Faux Stone

The Lettered Cottag

Blogger Layla of The Lettered Cottage added dimension and texture to a tired tiled fireplace by covering it with a faux-stone wall covering, adding a mantel made of reclaimed wood, and covering the wall above it with barn wood planks. A DIY sunburst mirror , which can easily be bought, completes the look.

Get the how-to at The Lettered Cottage.

White-Painted Brick

White-Painted Brick

A Great Adventure

Husband and wife Gavin and Emily of the blog A Great Adventure gave a traditional red brick fireplace a modern look by painting it stark white and accenting it with bright green topiaries and a wreath.

Get the how-to at A Great Adventure.

Hidden Brick

Hidden Brick

The Lettered Cottage

Blogger Layla of The Lettered Cottage bulked up a shallow mantel by building a wooden “slipcover” of pine wood distressed and stained to a dark walnut. She painted the existing brick fireplace white to complete the classic look.

Get the how-to at The Lettered Cottage.

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