Smart Tiles DIY Fireplace Makeover

I’m excited to be sharing my Smart Tiles DIY Fireplace Makeover with you just in time for the holidays! You see, at the end of the summer I finally decided to tackle the first of two fireplace makeovers I’ve been wanting to do since we moved into our home four years ago.  I wouldn’t say I’m the handiest or most crafty gal around when it comes to DIY projects.  I was however, determined to have both my fireplaces completed before Christmas.  Since the Stenciled Tile DIY Makeover in our family room was such a huge success, I was feeling motivated to get going on the fireplace in our living room! Here is what it looked like before:

Yes, our home was built in the 90’s.  Initially I didn’t mind this black glass tile.  However,  once I painted the brass slats black (which I’m so glad I did!) it became a bit of a black hole on this wall.  Since a complicated or costly fireplace renovation was not a priority right now, I was on the hunt for a simpler, cost-effective alternative.

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I found that Smart Tiles are easy to install peel and stick tiles that are heat and humidity resistant.  They can be used around a fireplace and are perfect for a kitchen or bathroom backsplash.

There are many style and colour options from neutral to bold to choose from and a convenient on-line calculator to determine how much you’ll need for your project. I chose Metro Carrera, which has an elegant white and grey marble look. It’s also worth noting that they are removable should you want to change up your look in the future.

smart tiles diy fireplace makeover materials:

  1. Smart Tiles
  2. Level
  3. Utility Knife
  4. Cutting Surface

Yes, that’s it!

smart tiles diy fireplace makeover method:

  1. Wipe down the existing tile with a damp cloth.
  2. Measure the first tile and using a level, cut off the excess with a utility knife.
  3. Peel off the backing and press into place.
  4. Repeat this, lining up the grout lines until you need to trim your end piece to fit.

My husband and I completed this project in one afternoon.  Ready to see how it turned out?

So good right?!? I can’t even believe this isn’t real tile and couldn’t be happier with the results!

I hope you found my Smart Tiles DIY fireplace makeover helpful and consider giving them a try.  I’m so excited to show you how I’ve decorated this new space for the holidays! Be sure to check back later this week when I’ll be joining some blogger friends for our Christmas home tour.

Judy xo

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