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  1. The fireplace is gorgeous! Wow, what a difference! The accessories on the mantel just make the makeover pop. Well done!

  2. Hey Judy~ I just stumbled on to your blog today. Oh HAPPY day! I love your home and all your decorating ideas. Love ’em all!
    Blessings! Deb 🙂

  3. this looks amazing, this is exactly what i am looking for! so easy too…do you think herringbone would be difficult to do? looks like we have the exact same fireplace?

    1. Hi Stacey, thank you 💗 I think a herringbone pattern would be lovely! Yes, I think this style of tile was very popular 🤣

  4. How permanent is the paint. Just wondering how well it woll wear. I love this and want to do it, but need to convince my husband.

    1. Hi Linda! I used wall paint from Benjamin Moore, so very durable. My husband was sceptical at first too but he loves it!!

  5. I just happened upon this blogpost today and you just blew my mind! You can paint tile?! I have a very similar looking fireplace and I really wanted to re tile it but the budget says no… I will definitely try this! Your fireplace is stunning by the way 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! YES you can paint tile 🙌🏻 Just make sure to use a primer meant for tile. Your local paint store should be able to help. It totally transformed this space, so glad we did it! You will love it!!

      1. Hi again! So Im planning on starting this project today and I was doing a little internet research – some people are recommending sanding down the tile before priming it, to get the paint to stick better. I was hoping to skip this step, how has your paint been holding up? I dont expect we will actually use this fireplace as we live in SoCal! Thanks 🙂

        1. How exciting Jennie 😃I didn’t sand, but I used a good primer meant for tile and it’s holding up really well!

          1. Hi! How do you get the brass panels out in order to paint? I can’t wait to get started.

          2. Hello Michelle,
            My brass panels were removeable and popped out fairly easily. If yours don’t, you can always tape off the surround with brown paper. Hope this helps!

  6. Hi! I love this look so much! I am curious about what type of paint you used and if you actually use your fireplace? Other posts I have read tell me to use non flammable paint if I am going to use it and some just mention the primer. Some just painted their fireplace for decor, and I want to actually use mine. I am planning on painting mine and want to ensure I get the right paint. Thank you in advance!

    1. Hi Catrina! I used Benjamin Moore primer and paint. We do use it and haven’t had any issues at all. I would ask at your local paint store for their advice. We’ve been so happy with the results!

      1. Thank you so much! I am headed to the paint store today! Your tutorial was teh most helpful one I have found and I cant wait to get started!

  7. Hello! I was just curious as to what color grey paint you used for the stencil. I love the color! Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Trenae! I used BM Grey Owl in eggshell. The white base is same colour as our walls, Cloud White.

    1. Love hearing that Keri, thanks for sharing! I didn’t seal the tile but imagine if you did it would probably extend the life of it 🙂

    1. Hi Sonya,

      I did not but after a year a did notice a bit of black staining from the gas fireplace. It washed off but I think a top coat would be a great idea!

    1. Hi Erika,
      I would ask at your local paint or hardware store for a primer that adheres to marble. Good luck with your project!

  8. Hello I saw this pretty fireplace and would like to ask of i can do the same since my fireplace has no tiles. It is just the box around which is painted. Can I stencil it? It is a gas fireplace so I am not sure if heat would do any harm to the stenciling. Thanks

    1. Hi Jenn, I think it would work just fine especially if there is already paint around your fireplace. Hope that helps 🙂

  9. Hi, did you start on one side first or in the middle? I have the same fireplace tile and this is amazing! I just ordered the same stencil and will be doing this as soon as it arrives!

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