Updating an old fireplace
You can also reface your red brick fireplace with faux rock panels that mimic natural stone.
They are easy to install over existing bricks to give your fireplace the look of natural stone without the hefty price tag that comes with real stone.
Once all the brick was laid, we used lots of grout to master the “old” look of the brick.
We tried a few different methods, but in the end the winning combo was as simple as using a grout bag (think cake icing bag) to fill in the gaps with a heavy amount of grout, and then smearing the grout into the face of the bricks using our hands.
Spritz with clear water to rinse and blot dry with a clean cloth.
Apply a fresh coat of paint to your red brick fireplace to provide a new look.
Apply a second coat of paint after the first coat is dry.
For moldings we picked and a more craftsman square molding surrounding it that matched the rest of the trim in the house, and we switched up the thin white mantle for a more chunky rustic stained version with corbels.When we first moved into our home, the fireplace was the original hunter green tile from when the house was built in the 90s.It wasn’t really our style, so we decided to do a fireplace update and make it look… At least that’s what I saw in my head and tried to explain to Matt.AKA my lovely husband who makes all these thoughts translate into finish products.Luckily he went along with it, because we’re so excited about the progress!