Painting our brick fireplace white still ranks as one of my favorite improvements we’ve made to our living room. Maybe that’s why this simple project caught my eye on Instagram. Kelly of The Fresh Home made over her white mantel and shiny black granite fireplace surround in phases and I think the end (black matte) result is amazing.
She started with the mantel, which is smart. But keep scrolling to see how updated it all looks once she painted the granite surround and hearth, too.
She used chalkboard paint to get the matte look. You can see more of Kelly’s process here. If you’re on the fence about painting granite you don’t love, I hope this encourages you to take the plunge. . .
See more of Kelly’s home and projects on her Instagram account, The Fresh Home.