**First I want to preface this post with YES the update photos I posted in this post have been altered to better fit our finalized after vision. Sanding down our hardwood floors to remove the orange polly is at the top of our list. This edit helps us visual the two next to one another. Do not fear, they’re still the same ole’ horrendous orange color like the pre-brick hearth removal below.
Wow! October was insane. It might have seemed like we fell off the face of the planet, but really we we’re just working like crazy behind the scenes and had to put a few posts on the back burner.
Today, however, we’re here to share a fireplace update. If you recall, we started this fireplace transformation because the painted brick fireplace was completely clashing with the modern vision we had for it, and the rest of the house. The first step we took was removing the fireplace’s brick hearth. You can see behind the scenes, photos, and an awesome time lapse video of that process on this post.
Here’s the fireplace before we began working on it.
It looked completely different once the brick hearth was removed, as you can see below.
We’re not going to share the products we’re using for this transformation just yet. The project isn’t quite finished, so we want to make sure we’re covering all bases so you can avoid some of the issues/kinks we’ve had to work out during this process. I will say though, it’s going to be such a magical final reveal! The plan is to complete the final coat tonight before starting on the storage extension.
Here is what our fireplace currently looks like.
As you can see, the hearth has been poured, and roughly 1.5 layers have been completed on the face of the fireplace. You’ll notice the right side is a tad darker than the left side, that’s a kink we’re working on for you when we do the final reveal. This project has for sure been a learning curve.
I cannot even believe how much it adds to this space. Not only did it free up an insane amount of room getting rid of that brick hearth, but it also fits perfectly with our vision for the final look of our dining room.
Here is a close up of the fireplace texture. We are still undecided on the final finish, so we’ll keep you posted, however, I am l-o-v-i-n-g it!
That’s it for now when it comes to the farmhouse to modern fireplace makeover! However, so many changes have taken place around here since the beginning of October! We broke it down into a bullet list for ease:
We added a ‘Join the lifestyle’ newsletter to every page on This Minimal House. Insert your email to receive blog post/diy projects and all the things. No spam, just staying in the know.
We added a Brands/Readers/Let’s work together page. This is where you’ll be able to contact us if you’re a small business/brand that is looking for product reviews/collabs! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
You can now send us products for review to be featured on This Minimal House. Our address is P.O BOX 118 Suwanee, Ga 30024!