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    When we first bought our house we needed to basically redo everything in the house. We moved walls, painted and laid new floors throughout the whole house. As these projects are of the major kind, I took care of smaller things in the house like – the remodel of an old red bricked fireplace.
    I love the old look, and wanted our house to have that old charm even though its not that old.

    We started with mixing concrete to hide that white/yellow painted grout line that was just so 60’s. My mother in-law helped me as she has a strong arm and I had never done this before.

    Then we sanded some of the brick to get some different colors and brough some of that old red color through.. A little red is good!

    Last step was to paint the inside of the fireplace, I did not want that white/yellow color to show anymore. I masked off the brick so I would not get any over-spray on the newly done finish. I found a black paint spray can at my local hardware store, and you might want to get the kind of paint that is heat resistant if you are going to use your fireplace like we are going to.
    Make sure you spray until its completely black so that old painted color won’t pop through after a year or two of using the fireplace.

    So now we have a new “old” fireplace in our house to add a little charm. Perfect!

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