Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fireplace Makeover: Part 3

This was the final part of our fire place makeover (until we can rip out the whole thing - including the red tiles on the floor - and replace it with a gas insert). If you want to see what I did in the first two parts, you can go here and here. Overall, this makeover cost me less than $25.

As a little reminder, this is the lovely before:

And here is the after:

Yes. It is the same fireplace!

The final step was the faux stone finish to cover up the maroon-ish formica. I used three cans of Krylon "Make It Stone!" textured spray paint in obsidian color. Each can did one coat.

The slowest part of the whole makeover was taping and "newspapering" everything I didn't want stone-ized. It took me an hour to do that part and about 10 minutes for each coat with dry time in between.

A close up of the "stone":

Another after shot that includes more of our living room:

I am so happy with this transformation!!

I am linking up to Transformation Tuesday at
The Shabby Chic Cottage

BCD Show and tell

Before and After Party at:

Decorating Dilemmas at Serenity Now


Barbara Jean said...

I can't believe the difference.
The fireplace is sooo beautiful.
I can't believe the transformation!

I am in Eugene too!
(Not sure if it says on my profile page or not).

I have a gift shop in Santa Clara area.
You must come by and visit some time. (Just remind me who you are). =0)
Email if you would like address and hours etc.

You will be the first Eugene person in blog land i will be able to meet.


barbara jean

Kintigh Family said...

Oh my goodness!!! That is beautiful and incredible. I absolutely love it. What a creative solution. I'm sure it just changes the entire look of that room. So proud of you--it's gorgeous!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

How clever! Your fireplace turned out great! Love your room. I have that same black/cream rug in my kitchen.

Heather@PixieDust said...

looks awesome!! great job :) said...

great job! I have a monster of a fireplace I need to makeover. I keep seeing everyone else's and theirs are nothing like my monster. I really am going to have a tough time.
Love the new look!
Happy Thanksgiving!

rebecca said...

What a great transformation!!!Thanks for linking!

Six divided by two..... said...

ooohhhhh... I love it. A woman after my own heart. I love stone finishing!!! And I love your blog. I am now a follower!!!

Anonymous said...

Massive, world-changing improvement! What a creative solution.

Stacey@StaceysCreations said...

Who knew that stone could come in a can! I want to use this for something now:-) Great job!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Yay! Thanks for linking up your solution! :)

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Hi! Thanks for being the guinea pig! I have a similar problem with my fireplace. Your solution looks great- I'm totally going to copy (and credit you, of course!)

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

Thanks for reminding me about this! How funny, I see my old comment above! I'm bookmarking this post this time!