Updating old tiled fireplace

15-May-2017 21:42

There were decorative faux-appliques on the flat surface that we also removed to create a more transitional look. I also want to add that I DID NOT remove the old tile…we tiled right on top of the OLD tile. Once the tiles are cut to size, it’s time to put on the adhesive.

Some may say this is a mistake, BUT, I did not want to deal with removing the old tile and it isn’t a surface that will be walked on…what the HAaaaa Y…let’s go for it :)Before using any adhesive, do a DRY RUN. (Keep on reading for my recommendations on adhesive & grout).

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Full disclaimer....paint choice is not as durable in the long term (there's been a few tiny scratches in the paint surface from Quinn's antics already).

Layout your tile pattern to make sure it will work how you want it. Throw a glob of adhesive on the back of your tile OR on the surface you are tiling.

Because we were tiling a small area versus an entire floor, putting the adhesive on the back of the tile was MUCH easier!

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Full disclaimer....paint choice is not as durable in the long term (there's been a few tiny scratches in the paint surface from Quinn's antics already).

Layout your tile pattern to make sure it will work how you want it. Throw a glob of adhesive on the back of your tile OR on the surface you are tiling.

Because we were tiling a small area versus an entire floor, putting the adhesive on the back of the tile was MUCH easier!

Updating a red brick fireplace provides a visual lift to an entire room.

Whether you're updating the red brick to complement a new decorating style or simply sprucing up the existing decor, inject new life into your current fireplace with a makeover.

After that we did some touch-ups, like giving the firebox itself a fresh coat of its original color (Benjamin Moore’s Temptation)Update: A few folks are asking if we considered widening the tiled heath to match the width of the built-out sides of the fireplace – we did, but since it’s just a bit of shoe molding (which also extends around all of our cabinets) it didn’t bother us enough to rip up cork to make it happen.