Tuesday, 1 December 2015

How To Update Your Tile Fireplace For $10

If you follow me on social media you probably already know that we have moved.....AGAIN. 
It seems every 2 years we get the itch to move and this time it was all said and done in TWO weeks.
This time around we bought a detached home (we've only ever lived in townhouses) and its about 20 years old. 
In the past we have only bought from the builder so this is all new to us!
Having a detached home is lovely,
 but having an already lived in home has been a big adjustment for me.
(Turns out I'm a Princess)
20 years ago design was a lot different than it is today so I have big plans to bring this home back into this century.
First on the list was updating the ugly fireplace.
This was first on the list simply because it was the easiest and least expensive.
We updated our fireplace for a grand total of 
TEN DOLLARS
:)

Here is the before photo from the MLS listing



I obviously couldn't live with this outdated Beige and Blue Tile so off to Home Depot we went to buy some Tile Paint.
The fireplace isn't in great condition as it has a few cracked tiles but since it cost us so little to do this simple update we will probably just leave it as is for a while and move on to bigger more important projects.
The best part is we only needed 3 supplies to pull this project off!
No sanding required because the paint sticks right to the tile.
Supplies Needed To Paint Tile Fireplaced
You won't even need to use a full quart and I bought it at Home Depot For about $10
I actually have a lot left over that I am using on another project that I will share in the near future ;)
A Paint Brush
How to Paint A Tile Fireplace For $10
1. 
Wash Fireplace
Your going to have to give the fireplace a good wipe down before applying paint. 
I just used a damp Cloth and let it dry. 

2.
Tape Around the Fireplace and Floor

3.
Paint The Fireplace
It is really as easy as that!
I needed 3 coats so it took a few days to allow time for the paint to dry.









What do you think?
Do you like the white tile?






7 comments:

  1. Your built-ins are incredible! They look much more expensive..Thank you so much for posting - I am drawing up plans for my own right now! This is the style that i want in my place !!

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  3. The fireplace is very elegant and beautiful. I will used my Pavé Tiles to have update also my fireplace.

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