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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!

4 comments:

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. :)