DIY Fireplace Makeover – all it takes is a little spray paint to give an outdated gas fireplace a lift! An easy do it yourself project that only takes a few minutes.
Brass Fireplace Makeover
If you read my blog at all, you know how much I love spray paint. I don’t think I could live without it. Well maybe I could, but my life would be a lot more boring. And ugly. I’ve spruced up so many things with spray paint that I’ve lost track! And now I have found another type of spray paint that I adore. Krylon BBQ and Stove paint.
When we built our house 13 years ago, brass was popular. I never loved it, but sometimes it was the only choice. Take our fireplace for example. Brass accents across the top and bottom.
Lately it has really been bugging me. Every time I would look at it, I would think “Bleckk! Those brass strips have got to go!” But I wasn’t sure how. Then one day while browsing the spray paint aisle, I came across this stuff:
It’s for painting BBQ grills, so it will stand up to a lot of heat. I decided to give it a try on my fireplace. And boy howdy do I love it. You don’t even need to use primer. It says so right on the can. All I did was remove the brass strips, sand them with some fine grit sandpaper, and wipe them off really well. Then I sprayed them with a few coats and let them dry completely.
Update: It can be hard to find this exact can of spray paint, but now Krylon sells a different high heat spray paint, and there is also a Rustoleum high heat spray paint. They even come in different colors and finishes, but they all work pretty much the same.
Voila, no more ugly brass!
I also painted my oak mantel white. That also made a huge difference in the look of the room. Paint is such an easy and inexpensive way to update a space!
Here’s a little before and after shot:
I like it sooo much better now. And it was a cheap and easy fix. Gotta love that!
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