A little courage and some elbow grease can turn your sad-looking fireplace from the '70s and '80s into the focal point of your home.

Like many Hudson Valley homeowners, we've been struggling to find a way to give a facelift to our ugly, outdated fireplace. Luckily, we stumbled across a technique that wasn't only easy to do but was also pretty inexpensive.

Completely Transform Your Ugly Hudson Valley Fireplace

Many homes in the Hudson Valley have the same ugly brick fireplace. While popular in the '70s and '80s, these boring brown or red monstrosities can be an eyesore in your living room. Luckily, there's a remodeling technique that even the least experienced weekend warrior can easily master, turning that hideous fireplace into the centerpiece of their home.