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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Painting the Fireplace

This is one of those projects that I am adding to my list of projects that I should have done years ago!  It was so easy.  But if it hadn't been for the home decorating blog world, I never would have thought about it.

Last year we had our living room fireplace fitted with gas logs.  It's nice to be able to have a fire going during the cold winters.  But look at the interior.  Yuck.  27 years of fires burning in there.

Some more close up shots. 

And then I read somewhere on a blog months and months ago that they had used heat-resistant paint to paint the interior of their fireplace.  I had never heard of heat-resistant paint.  While I was at Lowe's yesterday, I picked up a can and a small roller.

And voila!

And some close-ups.

I ended up doing two coats and let it dry in between overnight.  Not sure that was necessary but it looks really nice and finished now.

Ah.... so much better!


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Bonnie, that looks great! I did not know about fire-resistant paint. We need some because our fireplace looks awful! Yours looks great, by the way :D

Paula said...

Wow! A little bit of time and spray paint makes an incredible difference.

Wendy said...

WOW! What a difference that made!

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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, wow, what a great "Before" and "After." I haven't tried the heat resistant paint, but it's cool to see it in action. Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon. :)