Wood moves -- as it dries out, as the house settles, as you cut it and as you're nailing it up.It's almost impossible to get flush edges to stay that way.
I’m not 100% sure what I’m going to do with the brick, but it definitely needs lightening up. I did some browsing around the internets to get some inspiration and I thought you might enjoy seeing these amazing brick fireplace makeovers too! I’ve been planning mine for weeks, but now I feel like a copycat. Here’s another wood-clad fireplace with gray painted brick from Beneath My Heart. I *think* my initial plan is to whitewash the brick with my beloved Shoji White paint color.
I adore this wood-clad fireplace from The Lettered Cottage. I’m trying to figure out if I should use my other favorite – Amazing Gray – below the mantel so that there is some contrast.
The primary reward of DIY removal is the substantial monetary benefit.
Updating a red brick fireplace provides a visual lift to an entire room.
Wood moves, so it's practically impossible to keep flush edges flush.