Fireplace Makeover - Grout, Paint & the best tool ever for caulking!

This is the final post before the big fireplace reveal, I promise!!

If you are just joining us in this makeover series here are the links to what we have done so far:





When we left off  last week I had just finished tiling the fireplace hearth and surround. It was looking a little janky to say the least.

Fireplace Makeover - Grout, Paint & the best tool ever for caulking!

No fear tho! 


What appears to be a wonky tile job had more to do with a less than square fireplace box (which we DIDN'T build, btw) and could easily be hidden with trim pieces.Oh, yeah, I grouted it all late one night so no pictures. We did go with bright white non-sanded grout to help hide any tiling mistakes, because lets be honest, there were a few. 

The original trim plan called for a 1 x 4 on the front, but after we realized we were short tile, we made it wider, cutting a 1 x 6 down to the width we needed to cover the imperfections. We also added a tiny trim piece up under the front edge of the mantel to clean up that tile line too.

Fireplace Makeover - Grout, Paint & the best tool ever for caulking!

Then I taped everything off and gave it all a couple coats of primer. Including the oak trim around the hearth tile.

Fireplace Makeover - Grout, Paint & the best tool ever for caulking!

After is was primed, I did several coats of white semigloss paint. I am a big fan of tackling as much painting as I can at one time so I was working my way back and forth between  the kitchen touch ups and the fireplace. (why get out the paint more than once!?)

Fireplace Makeover - Grout, Paint & the best tool ever for caulking!

The final step was removing the tape so I could do all the caulking. I love this part since it cleans up all my mistakes!! Also, if you are caulking anything, get this tool.
Fireplace Makeover - Grout, Paint & the best tool ever for caulking!


Seriously. #gamechanger

Fireplace Makeover - Grout, Paint & the best tool ever for caulking!

Well, that's it for today! Final reveal will be here this week.

Here's our running total so far: 
Cedar Boards - FREE
Cement Board - $12*
Nails - $5*
2 -1x4s - $8
2 1x6s - $10
Tile - $10
Tiling supplies - already had
 Bright White Non- Sanded Grout - $13 
Paint- already had 
Caulking - already had

*our cost was actually only $3 thanks to some returns.
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