Sunday, August 28, 2011

 Before, my fireplace was fine but looking a little shabby and out-of-date with the brass accents.  Now it's a little less shabby (more chic, perhaps) and all it took was a can of high heat paint and a few hours out of my Saturday.  I first got the idea here, and thought it sounded simple enough to try.

I removed the handles and lightly sanded the brass.

Then I taped off the glass and the tile in front of the fireplace (since I tend to be messy when painting).

I bought a cheap, disposable brush since the paint is oil-based and I didn't want to deal with the clean-up.  I'm kind of wishing I would have used a higher quality brush, since I had problems with the brush marks showing and some difficulty covering the brass completely.

Overall, I'm happy with the results.  I wasn't sure that I wanted to paint the handles completely black, so I decided to leave the wood part its natural color.  I still can't decide if I like it that way or not.  Luckily I have TONS of paint left, if I ever change my mind.

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Joey and Whitney Plumb said...

nice work, Joey could be so proud of your painting skills :)

Angela said...

Looks great!!