I wanted to share some ideas of what to do with an outdated brick fireplace. My favorite idea involves tiling over the brick as seen in the image above, but a cheaper option is to paint the brick as seen in the images below. Beware once you paint brick there is no going back! If you want a solid looking color for your fireplace find a good primer that will fill the porous material of the brick. You can also do a whitewashing of the brick that will mute the boldness of a lot of red brick. Antissa tile is on sale and could look great over a fireplace.