Last week I completed part one this fireplace makeover. The homeowner wanted to give her dark and dated red brick fireplace a new look that complemented her new color scheme of white and gray. She wanted a translucent effect done on the brick. White washing was the perfect technique for this job! This project was twice as fun because she had "back to back" fireplaces, one in the large kitchen family room and the other in the living room. Part two will be to paint the wood mantles a medium gray to add contrast. Talk about a huge impact!