Simple Fireplace Makeover

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Simple Fireplace Makeover

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Simple Fireplace Makeover

Turn an average brick fireplace into a colorful focal point with help from Painting Guru and PBS star Debbie Travis.

Randy, an airline pilot and the owner of this home, spent a lot of time in impersonal hotel rooms. When he returned home from long flights, he felt that his living room was uninviting. The uninspiring brick fireplace was the natural focal point of the room, but because Randy's apartment was a rental, I didn't want to give it a complete and expensive overhaul. On the other hand, I knew I had to change the appearance of this unattractive fireplace to bring life to this room.

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