When we moved into our 1908 farmhouse, I loved the charm so much. However, there was SO much dark wood. If you’re someone who would never paint it, avert your eyes for I’m about to share how I lightened the space on this Farmhouse Fireplace Makeover!
There are many architectural details in this house and it’s one of the main reasons I wanted to move here. I saw the potential. But I’m a gal who loves paint and light and bright spaces. I decorated the mantel after moving in and lived with it for a while before deciding to paint it.
The Fireplace Mantel Before
Pretty right? But, it never really felt like “me”. It was so dark. I added that mirror on top because I saw it and fell in love. It added some great detail. But all that wood just darkened it even more.
I decided to milk paint the wood to add that farmhouse feel. I started by cleaning it really well.
Then I painted the brick with a flat black paint. I didn’t want glossy. It took only one coat for good coverage but had to do some touch ups after.
Farmhouse Fireplace During
I decided to use Milk Paint on the wood to get that chippy aged look. Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint is so fun to work with. I had a few light colors that I mixed together as I didn’t have enough of just one.
It took three coats total of the milk paint and let it dry completely and then began chipping away at it! That’s my favorite part of milk paint. You never know how it will look. You can add a bonding agent if you don’t want it chip but I never have. I like to live life on the edge.
Farmhouse Fireplace During
I sealed the wood with some clear wax and buffed it really well. You can also use Miss Mustard Seeds Hemp oil to seal and I’ve used that before as well.
After everything was dry, I started added the decor pieces. Everything I used for this Farmhouse Fireplace makeover I already had. SO this whole project cost me the $8 for the black paint since that’s the only thing I didn’t already have.
Used my existing wreath to add texture.
Shop your own house for decor to save money!
I love how much brighter and lighter this room feels.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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It time to show us how you “I DIYed That” again- not just for bloggers, but for non-bloggers too!
You can share your blog post here, showing off a DIY creation you made, or if you are a non-blogger, you can link up your DIY on Instagram using the hashtag #iDIYedthat.
Every week, each blogger will pick our favorites and share them on our blogs, on Pinterest, as well as throughout our social media channels! We want to show you off!
First Let’s meet the Hostesses:
We have a few new one’s this week so make sure you check out their blogs!
Let’s start by sharing what we’ve been up to this week:
Laura transformed her fireplace into a farmhouse showpiece with this tutorial.
And here are our features for this week:
Randi from A Fresh Squeezed Life shares this great tutorial on how to make your own Farmhouse Pillows.
Rachel Joy DIYed her bathroom. We loved the shiplap and vanity. She is one you should definitely follow!
So, how do you link up? It’s super easy!
Share UP TO THREE (3) of your original posts from your blog with something you DIYed (no shops or giveaways please)
Now for the fun stuff – the Linky Party!
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Share up to three of your original posts from your blog with something you DIYed (no shops or giveaways please)
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