I had not planned on posting now, but there’s something about being in my parent’s beach house with a little additional space to breathe and think that inspires the soul a little more than usual! So that the issue of the day is — to paint or not to paint our stone tile fireplace surround.
You guys know I love to change things around in my house, literally over any person needs to, and I’ve got the itch! My dad remodeled our fireplace quite a couple of decades ago and set up the stone tile on the floor. The flooring is beautiful, but I have always had it in the back of my mind that one day it may get painted…possibly.
I know the white everything trend is still going strong and has ever been overdone, but I can not help but be drawn to clean crisp white rooms. I think it’s more of this ever-increasing minimalist in me rather than the authentic white walls fad that brings me. In any event, I love it; I’m guilty!
Our walls downstairs are painted Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams (one of my all-time preferred paint colors), and we have paneling in the living area that is Pure White, too, by SW. I adore the Sea Salt, but I’ve tossed around the notion of painting everything Pure White just for a small change. I’m a bit worried it would be too blunt, but it is certainly not out of the question! But the most significant change I’m mulling over is painting the rock fireplace white or any a whitewash.
Once I start, I know I can not go back, so I want to take some time with the conclusion and study it thoroughly before jumping the gun. I would also like to get your opinion, so please leave a comment below whether you think I need to paint or not paint the fireplace stone!
The stone tile is out of Lowe’s, and they had a white version, which I didn’t choose at the time. If I had it to do again (and that I could see the future), I might have gone with the lighter, thinner variant, but no matter I have been thrilled with all the tile.
I’ve done a little looking on how to paint these types of stone tiles. Also, there isn’t a lot on the market, but the advice I did locate makes it seem doable and not too hard either. Here are some inspiration images and DIY tutorials that I’ve seen in my search.
1. Our Current Stone Tile Fireplace
2. Painted Stone Fireplace Inspiration:
This is a mantel/fireplace makeover, which I made for a customer friend of mine, and I loved the way it was!
This DIY faux fireplace by Blesser House is assisting convince me to move all the way because Lauren whitewashed her rock initially but finally decided she preferred the all-white look.
So what is the verdict? To paint or not to paint…the fireplace stone and the walls?
I want all of the input I could get, so PLEASE leave a comment under your vote!