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