Our Fireplace Makeover Reveal


Hey friends!

I want to share with you our Fireplace Makeover Reveal!

This is what our fireplace looked like when we bought the house…

DIY fireplace makeover tutorial


And this is what is looked like just a couple of weeks ago…

DIY fireplace makeover tutorial

I was contemplating doing a stone fireplace, or maybe a concrete fireplace, or maybe even building a surround.  I just wasn’t sure yet.  But I needed to shot some photos of our flooring for Twenty & Oak, and I knew that I needed to do SOMETHING to the fireplace to make it look better.  

So I started by priming and painting the insert…

DIY fireplace makeover tutorial

And then I decided to temporarily paint it white.  But when I did, I couldn’t paint all the way into the joints with my roller, even though I used a thick nap.DIY fireplace makeover tutorial

The joints were VERY deep, and I knew I would have to use a paint sprayer to paint them quickly.  But I didn’t think I would like the look of the deep joints even if they were painted white.DIY fireplace makeover tutorial

So I decided I wanted to fill them in with grout.  

That is when it got REALLY messy, but I LOVE the way it turned out!

I saved my Instagram stories of the whole process in the video below, so you can see how I got the finished look.



And I LOVE the way it turned out soooooo much, that it is not a “temporary” fix anymore.  We are gonna keep it just the way it is.  

DIY fireplace makeover tutorial

Cy built the mantel with leftover flooring, and I will share that tutorial with you soon.  That is also the same mirror in the “before” picture, but I did a little makeover on it as well.  That tutorial is coming up too!

I found a cute fall pompom garland at Michael’s and added it to the mantle.  It was 70% off.  Regularly $25 on sale for $7.50!

You can get it HERE.DIY fireplace makeover tutorial

It’s hard to believe it is the same fireplace!

DIY fireplace makeover tutorial


I can’t wait to hang some stockings on it!  :)

Have a blessed day!











  1. I am in love with pre-mixed grout and mortar. You can do so much with it and really turn something drab into something fab! Your fireplace makeover is outstanding!! ((hand clap))

  2. It Is GORGEOUS A keeper for sure….. Love how you styled this area as well….and can’t wait for the next project…

  3. Love it! Can’t imagine how long it took to grout it 😱. Well worth it though! Looks beautiful! I always look forward to those crazy videos of your family!

  4. You inspire me to try this! On my Old red sooty brick fireplace W concrete hearth.going to try the premixed grout,bright white., using subway marble tile (12×12) sheet for inner edge..screen already black,firewall black….I want a chunky wood mantle! Love Cy’s work too.. Bless you both….

  5. Wow, what a difference a few steps can make. Great idea grouting the bricks and I love the white. I know you’ll enjoy it!

  6. I LOVE that!! It looks amazing! My Goodness!! What a difference in the before and after..that end fix on the hearth was brilliant too. Great job guys, y’all are so talented.

  7. Wowza, as always!!!! The insert looks different though. Did you get a new one? I wasn’t able to view the video. I wish you could come fix my drab house…. your family is a delightful inspiration!

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