Thursday, March 10, 2016


This fireplace has had many, many looks over the years.
This is the latest and I hope the last makeover.
Since I had some left over wood planks from the bedroom wall makeover
I decided to re-do
the fireplace one more time.
And here it is.

Back in the 80's this was the style.
Lots of brick.
But I grew tired of all that brick. 

So I decided of a way to cover it up.
We added furring strips to the brick and attached plywood.

Then painted it so it blended more into the wall.
Not so brickey!
To start with it was a peach color. I can't believe I painted the walls peach.
But everybody did that in the 80's.

Then through the years it changed again.
A mint green.

A yellow color.

Then a light blue.

This is right before the makeover.

I used the same tongue and groove that I used for my bedroom wall.

A close up.

Here's the beginning of the makeover.

Progress continues.

I primed the knots first just like I did on my bedroom wall.
Then painted two coats of semi-gloss.

Here's the finished job.

Another close up.

I decided to paint out the brick to blend in with the wall.
But I left the brick around the firebox natural.

Another project finish.
I love how it turned out.

Hope you enjoyed the post.
I love to read your comments.

Remember to check me out in the latest issue of DIY Decorating Addict.

Search for the Lord and for His strength;
seek His face always.

1 Chronicles


  1. Love love love this transformation. We are about to do the same thing with our fireplace and this was a great tute! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Jen @ Noting Grace

  2. WOW!!!! That looks GREAT!!!! Sometimes it just takes a while to get it PPPerrrrfec!!!! I know I've had some projects that I questioned, Why? did it take so long to think of this.
    God Bless,

  3. Wow, that looks amazing!! I love seeing things like this get a face lift! :) Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  4. Great job - and I loved seeing the fireplace through the years! You have obviously been in your home a long time - you are very blessed!

  5. WoW, your fireplace looks amazing! A new fireplace mantle is on my to-do list. I'm wanting something similar to yours, but I will be starting with an empty wall and a fireplace insert.
    Thanks for sharing your fabulous fireplace with us over at Scraptastic Saturdays.

  6. beautiful!
    I enjoyed seeing the different looks over the years too! I do have a question.
    I see you left the trim at the ceiling, so for the last piece of tongue and groove, did you have to rip that piece and make it slightly smaller?
    Also, You primed the knots ... did you have to fill any gaps along the edges before trimming?
    It looks fantastic!

    1. Hey Patricia. I did have to rip the top pieces to fit. I didn't have to fill any gaps along the edges. I would always err on the side of caution and cut the boards a little longer then needed. Then just cut off about a saw blade amount so they would fit snugly . Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the comment.

  7. Can I ask where you bought the blue candlesticks? I love the new look!

    1. I've had them a while but I think I got them at Home Goods or Marshalls.

  8. The wall looks so awesome now Lyn!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Julie xo

  9. I love the tongue abd groove board looK and those blue candlesticks. Great job on the transformation. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup.

  10. Wow, what a great transformation. I really love the white shiplap look! Thanks for linking up to The Talk of the Town party!

  11. That is beautiful!!! Great choice of painting the brick under the mantel to blend in.

    Thanks for linking up to Your Inspired Design!

  12. I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! OH my gosh!

    I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. I love this fresh and clean look...good job! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!


  14. Love the tongue and groove look, such a fresh, clean new look. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  15. Wow! What a huge improvement! It looks fantastic. It's amazing how much a bright white upgrade can impact a room. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  16. I love the new surround! It looks great! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  17. You fireplace looks great. Its the best version so far. Very pretty!