How our fireplace wall looks - old Chicago brick whitewashed and it is gorgeous! How to white wash a brick fireplace - Much better than painting brick fireplace white. Not as harsh as pure white or brick.
The extra wide and thick concrete hearth on fireplace is GREAT! Could maybe even use a Granite slab. I would like wood storage underneath the hearth! I also like the black firebox detail and stack stone with the popped look. The tiny mantel SUCKS!