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When we bought our home, we loved everything about the place except the fact that it didn’t have a built-in fireplace. However, we fell in love with the neighborhood, really enjoyed the huge backyard and knew that we could really grow into this home over time. Plus, we were in a bit of a time crunch, so when this home met almost all of our requirements, we jumped on it! And I’m so glad we did- we actually got a great deal on the purchase.
Anyway, let’s get back to the fireplace issue! Even though the home didn’t have a fireplace, I knew we would want to add one in. Instead of installing a gas one, we simple bought one from Home Depot: the Granville Electric Fireplace in Antique White with Faux Stone Surround. I loved the price and of course, the fact that you can show a flaming fire without any heat output. This way, I could even enjoy this fireplace during the warmer weather. Anyway, I loved this fireplace just as it was for about a year. I even talked about how I was able to hide all my cable wires here in this post. Here’s a similar one.
Now, the “wood” part of this fireplace is in an Antique White, and it’s really hard to capture the color in a picture. However, it was a creamy, off-white.
I knew I wanted a bright white fireplace! So I simply used some bright white latex paint from my paint stash and slapped that onto the fireplace.
See where the white paint is smeared onto the Faux Stone Surround? I didn’t bother using any painter’s tape there, because I knew I wanted to tile that surround! I fell in love with this blue glass mosaic tile from Home Depot! Here is a similar tile.
It was super easy to apply. We’ve done plenty of tiling in the past, so this small project was a quick job for us. We first cut these tiles to fit the space. Then We put some thinset mortar on the backs of the tiles and wiggled them into place. After letting it dry for a day or two, all we needed to do was add some white grout.
I love the way this came out.
This was a really fun project! I hope you guys enjoyed this quick DIY.
Oh, and by the way, I have another post in the works that will be a much better, updated version of how to hide the cable boxes. I can’t wait to share with you exactly what we did! Happy Sunday, friends!
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