As I was working out on Tuesday, I decided to paint the gold part of the fireplace. I can’t stand gold and I thought painting that little part would give the fireplace a little facelift.
Here it is before.
A close up.
I took the wood handles off.
Cleaned the gold part with degreaser – look how much soot came off! We’ve never used the fireplace, so don’t know where that came from.
I let it dry then taped if off and put newspaper up.
Since this is a fireplace, and it is supposed to get hot – I used High Heat paint that we found at my dad’s house when we were cleaning it up.
Gave it a thin coat, let it dry for 20 minutes which I did other things around the house and gave it another coat. The paint covers very well, so one coat would have been good, but I decided to give it two.
Repeated the process for the bottom. I could have done them at the same time, but that would have been too easy!
There you have it – I think it looks great! Makes it look updated and it was a FREE update!
I love before and after pictures, so here you have it – side by side.
What do you think?