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Staining a brick fireplace?

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JennN

Has anyone ever tried this with success? My cuz was telling me about a friend of hers who tried using a wood stain on her brick fireplace and it turned out amazing. I have a fireplace that divides btwn my living room and kitchen. The colour of the brick is terrible and I would love to do something with it, other than paint it or redo it in a different stone.

If anyone can find before and after pics of redone fireplaces I would love to see them. I need some inspiration for mine as it's driving me nuts!

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JennN

Mrs. P - thanks for asking DH about the stain. Now I have to pick which colour to go with....

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PaintbrushPatty

mare;232465 wrote:
Hi Jenn,

I love what you're doing with your home. It's gorgeous!

Here's a link to a bog I visit every single day. The how to is about painting a fireplace (not staining) but you may find it helpful.

P.S. Warning: This blog is addictive! :) Enjoy!

[url]http://www.thisyounghouse.com/2009/01/how-to-paint-a-brick-fireplace/[/url]

This Young House blog rocks! Thanks so much for posting it!:clapping:

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JennN

Mare - the site is amazing! What a cool young couple w/ amazing style. I can so see how that site is addictive. Thanks for posting!

When I get brave and finally change the fireplace I'll post before and afters.

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