I was looking at blogs recently (like I don't pour over them every day!) and found this on Our Suburban Cottage. It was just enough to incent me to paint my fireplace surround.
This is what my fireplace looked like when I started
Totally different painted out ...
I didn't paint the doors. I was worried about getting into the hinges and track and whether it would gum up and then show wear. I'm pretty happy with it ... though I am debating whether to go back and paint the trim out. I do have a brass log carier and brass utensils, so it does tie in. The special high heat paint went on really easily. Two coats and it left a really nice flat finish.
Hi. I live just outside Toronto, Ontario, and am interested in home design and DIY on a budget. I am in my 5th house since becoming single again ... my 10th home since leaving my childhood home - I obviously love the moving process. I also quilt, scrapbook, and love to cook, and spend time with my family.