Painting the Fireplace Black - Juniper Home

Painting the Fireplace Black


I’m in New York this week for a really cool project and event that I’m excited to share with you all. Before I left for the airport this weekend I got the itch to paint the fireplace, just to see what it would look like in black, so I rolled on a quick coat.

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It will need a couple coats of paint with sanding sessions in between, but so far I’m loving it!

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I also found a remnant slab of honed black granite at a local stone yard that I think will be perfect for the fireplace surround. The stone will be cut to fit all the area on the inside of the mantle, surrounding the firebox.

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I love the texture of this stone! Isn’t it pretty? It’s a little bumpy, which I really like for an application like this.

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When I get back home I’m going to paint the walls in the living room before finishing the fireplace. I think lightening the walls with a pale gray and a coat of bright white on the beamed ceiling will make for such a pretty contrast in the space with the all-black fireplace. I’m so, so excited to get this space done and functional!

Here are a few of my inspiration images:

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32 thoughts on “Painting the Fireplace Black

  1. WOW! This will make a huge impact!
    Love black and the first inspirational picture is the bomb!
    Can`t wait to see when you`re done with the fire place!
    Love and hugs…:)

  2. So my Georgian Style Townhome (my least fave style) has a fussy white wood painted surround ( with 'teeth' and black/white streaked marble..) and then… the floor is …dark stained Saltillo tile…what can I do with it?? Oh yeah..Husband is a tight wad…

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