To Paint Or Not To Paint? Stone Tile Fireplace + More
Happy Wednesday friends!
I hadn’t planned on posting today but there’s something about being in my parents beach house with a little extra space to breathe and think that inspires the soul a little more than normal! So the question of the day is – to paint or not to paint our stone tile fireplace surround.
You guys know I love to change things around in my house, literally more than any human really should, and I’ve definitely got the itch! My dad remodeled our fireplace quite a few years ago and installed the stone tile from the floor to ceiling. The tile is beautiful but I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that one day it might get painted…maybe.
I know the white everything trend is still going strong and has probably been overdone but I can’t help but be drawn to crisp, clean white rooms. I think it’s more of the ever-increasing minimalist in me rather than the actual white walls trend that draws me in. Either way I love it, I’m guilty!
Our walls downstairs are currently painted Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams (still one of my all-time favorite paint colors) and we have paneling in the living room that is Pure White, also by SW. I love the Sea Salt but I’ve tossed around the idea of painting everything Pure White just for a little change. I’m a little worried that it would be too stark but it’s certainly not out of the question! But the biggest change I’m mulling over is painting the stone fireplace white or some kind of white wash.
Once I start I know I can’t go back so I really want to take my time with the decision and research it fully before jumping the gun. I would also like to get your opinion so please leave a comment below whether you think I should paint or not paint the fireplace stone!
The stone tile is from Lowe’s and they had a more white version which I didn’t choose at the time. If I had it to do again (and I could see the future) I might have gone with the lighter, whiter version, but regardless I’ve been very happy with the tile.
I’ve done a little searching on how to paint these types of stone tiles and there isn’t a lot out there but the information I did find makes it seem doable and not too hard either. Here are some inspiration images and DIY tutorials that I’ve found in my search.
Our Current Stone Tile Fireplace
Painted Stone Fireplace Inspiration:
This is a mantel/fireplace makeover that I designed for a client friend of mine and I loved the way it turned out!
Here is an example of a white washed brick fireplace.
This DIY faux fireplace by Blesser House is helping convince me to go all the way because Lauren white washed her stone first but ultimately decided she preferred the all-white look.
So what’s the verdict? To paint or not to paint…the fireplace stone and/or the walls?
I need all the input I can get so PLEASE leave a comment below with your vote!