Monday, February 21, 2011

{Fireplace Repainted}

One feature I love about the house is the gas fireplace. The only thing, it had a brass finish. What were people thinking! lol... I wasn't going to opt out for getting a new one, I'd be nuts so I researched painting it. I found that I could spray paint it (with good ventilation!) fairly easily. If you plan on doing this, make sure you purchase the high heat (pictured below).


Our fireplace hadn't been used in quite awhile so I wanted to make sure all dirt was removed and the paint would stick. I would advice roughing the surface up a little with some sanding and then cleaning up a bit so you're working with a fresh surface. Of course, be sure to tape off ALL areas around the painting surface. And this stuff DOES travel. I had some on the floor, but my steam mop got it right up.


I let the paint sit and dry before I started removing any of the tape and paper. I did NOT want black all over my walls... accidents do happen. Here's the before and after pictures. We've gotten a mantle for it recently and I'll post those up soon.




Don't mind the shadow on the bottom : )


8 comments:

Sailor said...

Wow what a change. The look is really good now.

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

I really, really like this. I would never have thought to spray paint it, but it looks fantastic! Genius, I tell you. This would be perfect on our fireplace... Off to the hardware store...

Ashley said...

Krista... Good luck! Feel welcome to post a pic when you're done if you want.

Stacey Nicole- The Music Making Mommy said...

It looks much better this way! Good job!

Lisa Summerhays said...

Looks fantastic!!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This looks great. I really need to do something like this for mine. It could use a facelift.
http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

SO happy to see this post! We've been living with our shiny brass fireplace for almost 4 years now and just last week I convinced hubby to buy that exact spray paint. I told him I could tape everything off and just do it in the house but he's not buying it and wants to wait till it's warmer and he can remove the insert and paint it outside. I can't wait to show him this post! It looks fabulous!!
http://aturtleslifeforme.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

I'm so glad you came across it Natalie. I definitely had no problems with it and it turned out pretty good. I also only had to apply one coat. Good luck!

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