Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fireplace Update

Fireplace after. 
The fireplace has been on my list of updates since we moved in. It took me a few months to put my finger on what I didn't like. First, I looked for a new grate - but couldn't find one. Then when I found one I realized I could probably replace the whole fireplace for what they wanted to charge me for just a grate. Back to the drawing board!

 I considered trying to frame out the mantle. Again, more expensive then what it is worth.

 Then it hit me, I didn't like the gold. Cue heat resistant paint for grills. (I used Rust Oleum.)  I pulled off the cover.  My unwilling assistant, my husband, removed the gold flaps and I spray painted them black. (My husband may have done a few coats of the spraying when it got too cold in the garage.) I let it dry overnight before my husband reassembled it. What a difference a few coats of paint make!

Fireplace before. 


  1. So glad I stumbled onto your blog. Looks like you guys are enjoying your new place. Motherhood looks beautiful on you, my friend.

    1. Thank you Tracy! We are loving the Springs - what a difference a location can make on lifestyle and family life. as for the little one - he is awesome.