How many of you start a project and find it leading you to one rabbit-trail project after another?
That’s just what happens! When we started our summer project we were simply going to refinish the floors in our downstairs…at least that’s what The Husband thought. My mind was about to bust with a rabbit-trail project list and this is one of them…
Freshening up the fireplace gave us a big bang for our time and money which is exactly the kind of project we love!
Knowing we needed a change, I pulled out my beloved Behr Ultra Paint with Primer…magic happens when I open a can of Behr paint.
I used a Behr color: Sandstone Cove in semi-gloss. (It’s the color I used on all my trim, doors, wainscotting and some of my kitchen cabinets) I would caution anyone wanting to go lighter to be careful with your ‘whites’. Sandstone Cove doesn’t look white in the can or on the paint color-card but on the trim and fireplace it’s creamy dreamy. A true white can be stark. Just my opinion!
To paint the brick, I used my BFF : The Paintbrush but you certainly could use a roller made for rough surfaces if you have a really big brick area around your fireplace.
After painting all the brick and wood the once black guts of the fireplace looked embarrassed.
After all, everybody else got a face lift!
So The Husband brought me home a little present…the man knows the way to my tiny heart. I was smitten…
Don’t use regular black paint for this…no, no, no…use High Heat Specialty Paint.
I taped off the surrounding brick (AFTER the Behr paint was completely dry…24 hours.)
And in 15 minutes the dingy gray was shiner and looked oh so fresh!
(I used almost NONE of the High-Heat black paint. I’d suggest finding a friend or 10 who’d like to freshen up their fireplaces and pass the paint around! Or you could just paint your grill with the left-over paint!)
To finish it off, this fireplace screen was black so The Husband used the Behr Paint with Primer in his spray-gun and lightened it up for me!
This rabbit-trail project made a big difference in the room and we’ll be ready to use our fireplace when the temps drop 60 degrees or so!
Have a fresh little day my friends…xo