Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fireplace Makeover Part I

From brass to black...

Since a new fireplace (preferably a gas insert) is not in our budget right now, I HAD to do something to make this fireplace tolerable and somewhat compatible with our decor without breaking the bank. Thank you Rustoleum spray paint!

Before:


During:


After:

I used Rustoleum's High Heat black spray paint:


The whole project (including taping it off) took about an hour. I LOVE how much better it looks.

Part II: Paint mantel and trim
Part III: Faux stone finish on the brown formica. (Seen here)


Edited to add: I am joining "A Soft Place to Land's DIY Day."
and Shanty 2 Chic's
Shanty 2 Chic

9 comments:

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

It looks great! Good job!!

Ashlee said...

Hi Heather! I am so glad that you chose to paint that brass!! It looks so much more "rich".

As far as the scrapbook paper, I just placed a single piece of tape at the top to hold it!

Thanks for signing up to follow me, and for leaving the sweet comment! I followed you too!

Barbara Jean said...

Heather,
That looks great!!


Just getting around to coming by to thank you for following on my blog.

See you soon.

blessings

barbara Jean

PS Where in Oregon are you???

The Esplin's said...

Wow, what a change! Great job!

Rhonda said...

Great transformation. Looks a lot better, looks great!

Peggy said...

It looks fantastic!! Wonderful transformation.

Kim said...

I'm really late, but I'm so glad someone has proven that this can be done! We have that brass fireplace insert, too. (The hubs always has an excuse why we can't change it.) Is your fireplace woodburning? Does that matter? Thanks for the tutorial!

Heather said...

Hi Kim, It doesn't look like there is an e-mail address or blog profile connected to your comment so hopefully you get this. Our fireplace is wood burning. We never use it but the spray paint can says it is safe to use even on barbecues. I don't know for sure, but I would think that a barbecue would get hotter than the outside of the fireplace. I hope that helps!
~Heather

Kim said...

Thank you so much for replying. I'm not a blogger, but I appreciate those of you who are!