Transforming A Fireplace With Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint™

Transforming A Fireplace With Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint™

Our new manager Jeannine recently transformed her home fireplace. Using Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan, Jeannine was able to soften the look of her once austere fireplace. Here's how she did it!

Jeannine's Modern Fireplace

My first step was deciding on colour. I went with Annie Sloan’s Pure White Chalk Paint. I wanted the tile to blend into my mantel rather than stand out like the black it was.

Jeannine's Fireplace before - The Passionate Home

My tile was very glossy so I did quickly scuff it with 100 grit sandpaper. I think this step was really not needed as this is not a high traffic area or anything, but it was just for my piece of mind.

I taped off my mantel and the fireplace insert with green painters tape. I always think I won’t be messy but I am!

Jeannine's Fireplace taped off - The Passionate Home

This is what it looked like after one coat of paint:

Jeannine's Fireplace after one coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White - The Passionate Home

I ended up using 4 coats of paint. I was trying to get a very smooth look with little texture so the paint was applied in thinner coats.

I finished the painted tile with 2 coats of the clear wax to seal everything.

Jeannine's Fireplace - After - The Passionate Home
This was all finished in a day before my husband arrived home from work.

The comments from my children and their friends all day were, "Wow did you clean in here? It’s so clean!"

Then they realized what the change was and everyone loved how bright and fresh it looked!


Are you working on a similar transformation at home? Let us know in the comments and feel free to come by the store with any questions!


Sep 28, 2016

Katie, Thank you for visiting the store. If your tile gets very hot you will not want to wax it. Both Jeannine and I waxed our tile as it does not get really hot. I hope this helps. Carrie

Carrie Thachuk
Sep 15, 2016

I was in your store the other day and I was discussing on how I would like to also paint the tiles around my fireplace. I noticed in your notes that you did apply a clear wax. Someone else from the store suggested I not wax it due to the heat. I do use my fireplace and it’s a gas one. Do you still recommend I put a clear wax?

Katie Roberts

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