When we first moved into this house I was very excited to have a fireplace, my first ever home with a fireplace! I had visions of her in white and not a flesh colored piece of beigeness in my living room. (What a scary dark dungeon of a room this was!)
So I set out to paint her white. Well soon the kitchen project was taking up all my time and I never really got back to the fireplace. This is what she looked like just recently:
And finally a few weeks ago, I got around to painting the brown brick with primer:
For the fireplace I used just some regular latex primer like Zinsser 1-2-3. I needed to use a brush to get into the crevices. I will finish by using our latex trim paint that was used on the mantel. If this was not a gas burning but wood burning fireplace I might need to use a different type of paint on the brick and mantle surround. Young House Love has a tutorial you can check out here.
Next up I want to paint the sassy brassy right off this little lady. I plan to use Rustoleum High Heat Paint in black. Here are a few blogs that have some pictures and or tutorials on how to paint the brass on a fireplace.
I also found a few great before and after pictures on BHG. Check out these before and after beauties out!!!
(Honey if you are reading, stop now. )
Some ideas for my fireplace in the future if we tear down the wall with the bookcases some day, I thought maybe we would build bookcases alongside the fireplace instead.
I had to promise Mr.A no more projects for a while, so maybe this will be down the road. A girl can dream, right?
Do you have a fireplace? Have you painted yours or left it as natural stone or brick? I would love to see them!