I knew I needed to do something to the fireplace. But the budget didn’t allow for a demo and planking it was too risky with the wood being too close to the frame. So, we FINALLY opted to paint it. And when I say finally… I mean.. FINALLY. The homeowners did NOT want to paint it. But with no options and a large tan dated fireplace in the middle of their family room… I sweet talked them 🙂 It was VERY risky because Joe and I have actually NEVER painted a fireplace before (lot’s of firsts in the project). So talking them into was quite difficult. At first we started off white wahsing it, but you could see the color through and it really didn’t look good. After many color attempts on various stones we decided to go with a very calm and subtle look. We took the wall paint and just mixed it with various amount of white to get different shades of the same color. We painted a few white and then just randomly painted all the stones. ( It was a process and I’m not going to lie… we were all VERY nervous!!) We had some colors on at first that were way too dark but once we toned them down and covered up all the tan, orange and brown… it looked good! This process took FOREVER.. It took 3 of us 5 hour so paint this beast!! But I’m pretty proud of us!!