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Stenciled Fireplace Makeover

Today I’m sharing a recent client project, a stenciled fireplace makeover! This is such a great way to update the look of outdated fireplace tile by using a stencil and paint.

Stenciled Fireplace Makeover - A Heart Filled Home

I have been doing projects for clients over the last year and a half, and this is one of the most recent renovations! We are so happy with how this turned out, and I’m sharing all the details!

Stenciled Fireplace Makeover

They started with a shallow faux-mantle that wasn’t functional, and wanted to update the space. My clients wanted to add a large mantle and update the tile around the fireplace insert.

Here is a BEFORE photo of the tile around the fireplace …

Stenciled Fireplace Makeover - A Heart Filled Home

I had the idea of painting the tile surround to change the look without having to rip out the tile and replace it. They loved the idea and I got to work finding a stencil that would work with their style.

After browsing around I found the Quattro tile stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils. I love the modern pattern that is simple yet impactful.

First I started by cleaning the tile and making sure the surface was clear of dirt/dust. Then I taped off around the tile to make sure I wouldn’t get paint on the wall surround & floor.

Then I added one coat of Kilz primer and let it dry before moving onto the paint. The primer helps seal in the tile color and helps give the paint a good surface to adhere to.

Next I added 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in the color Casement, letting it dry completely between coats. Fusion Mineral Paint has amazing adhesion and goes on so smooth!

Stenciled Fireplace Makeover - A Heart Filled Home

Then I taped my tile stencil onto the tiles with painters tape, and used a stencil brush to paint the accent color. When using a stencil, you want to only load a little paint at a time onto the brush. Then tap off the excess onto a paper plate to make sure you don’t have too much paint on the brush. This will prevent paint from bleeding underneath the stencil.

Stenciled Fireplace Makeover - A Heart Filled Home

After I had used the stencil brush on the outside of the stencil design, I used a small artists brush to fill in the inside areas. This saved me time so I didn’t have to use the stencil brush for the entire design (which takes a bit longer to do).

Stenciled Fireplace Makeover - A Heart Filled Home

Finally I added a couple coats of Polyurethane to make sure the tile paint was protected. This seals the paint really well!

And now here is a before and after! Its so crazy the difference that paint makes for this fireplace makeover. I love it so much!

Stenciled Fireplace Makeover - A Heart Filled Home

Thank you for stopping by today, friends! I hope you enjoyed my latest DIY project, it was such a fun way to give this fireplace a makeover!

You’ll also enjoy my recent bathroom makeover, master bedroom makeover, and pantry makeover!

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