I have always been a design geek. I can’t remember a time that I wasn’t trying to put my personal stamp on my living spaces, DIY’ing something I couldn’t find or couldn’t afford to buy, and last year where we renovated a distressed property into an Airbnb. A Life Unfolding is where I share design, decor, DIY’s, and all things home.
Today, I am sharing our quick and easy DIY fireplace update.
We recently bought a house that we are using as a rental property (yay, land Barons)! It’s a cute 1950’s house that needed A LOT of TLC and elbow grease (so much for being a Baroness). We wanted something quick and easy but that would help our rental stand out in a competitive market. We already have a pallet wall in the kitchen at our house here that we love so we decided to give this fireplace a wood treatment.
The before. Not horrible. But not great. Definitely in need of some love.
Stain- We used 3 colors by Min Wax -Weathered Oak, Dark Walnut and Expresso. I like the water based wood stain.
Sponge paint brushes (I like these for stain).
See- quick and easy! The fireplace is actually not a working fireplace. That makes us nervous about rentals.
Take a look at a few of the other DIY’s we’ve done: