Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fancy a Fire

In this horrible cold weather I'm often envious of the smoke wafting out of neighbouring chimneys and can't wait until the next round of renos when we put a fire in.  Nothing beats that type of heat.  A friend of mine is toying with the idea of painting her exposed brick fireplace white.

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I think it's a fantastic way to freshen up old and dated brickwork.  How about you?



  1. I personally love the brickwork on our fireplace, but it's very 50 kitsch, I just can't bear to cover that up! Maybe if it was rough/raw brick, or plain and boring? It's hard to undo though.

  2. Love the smell of a fire in winter & very jealous of anyone who has one. I think the white brickwork looks gorgeous too but agree it's hard to undo once done.

  3. I really love the idea of a painted brick fireplace, I think it can make a room look so much brighter. I'd be a little scared to do it in my home as it's kind of irreversible.

  4. I agree. The white looks so fresh and goes with everything. I'm a big white fan! Ange

  5. I think its fantastic too...great examples!

  6. hi girls,
    just found your blog. i have a white brick wood burning fireplace and i absolutely LOVE the look. I have taken a few pics and posted on my blog a couple of times. The wall behind it is a dark gray and the contrast with the white brick looks fab, at least i think so.

  7. I know some people hate it when people paint brick, but I would totally do it! It's so crisp and fresh! I especially love the image with the light blue border.

  8. I have been taking a look at your blog and I am a follower since now! Nice blog! =)

  9. It's a lovely touch. Makes the place even lovelier. Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

  10. Nothing beats a beautiful fire, burning in a cosy lounge!

    We are lucky to have one, but ours is the opposite...a white wall with exposed brick fireplace, which I had nothing to do with choosing, but am very happy to have ended up with! Either way the contrast is lovely! I'd give it a yes vote!

    Our fire warms the heart more than the room, but that's part of the charm of open fires!

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