I was watching the Nate Berkus show on Monday night, and for two of the segments he talked about painting the homeowner's brick fireplace white. As I sat there on our sectional, watching the two segments on our Charlie Brown TV, I tried to avoid turning my head to gaze at our big, (unpainted) brick fireplace, but by this point it was basically burning a hole in the side of my face. Nate said multiple times during the show, "I mean, isn't it time to paint your fireplace. Seriously? Isn't it time?" Well, Nate, I don't know if it's time. Until you started asking all these questions I was perfectly fine with my fireplace. Sure, I've seen pictures of beautiful, white fireplaces (my mother-in-law has suggested painting it a few times as well), but I always kind of liked our brick wall. Plus, once I paint the brick, I'm stuck, whether I like it or not. So.... what do you think???!!!
Our current brick fireplace:
White, Painted Fireplaces:
*Images via Decorpad
Isn't funny how you can live with something for so long, and then realize one day that most people find that something to be quite ugly? I still have mixed feelings about this, but if Nate Berkus is saying it's time, perhaps it is. I will say that I really love the very last white fireplace, especially the screen. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this matter.