Fireplace Refresher

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I think one of the best features of my living room is the fireplace.  When my mom owned the house she had it converted to a gas fireplace, which is so much easier and surprisingly effective at heating my home.  When my husband and I bought the house, we painted the fireplace white and added the red detail (it was originally oak).  At the time, that appeased me.  But I have always hated the brass detailing on the fireplace, and I decided I had to do something about it.  Here is a shot of the fireplace before I started my project.

Fireplace Before

I purchased a Rustoleum high-heat spray paint and painted the brass trim a flat black. Since I was updating the brass trim, I also decided to freshen up the screen.  I had looked at new screens but they are not cheap, and there is nothing wrong with this one. So I got myself a can of Rustoleum oil-rubbed bronze spray paint and went to town on it.

I am thrilled with the new look!   It's not a dramatic difference, but I think it looks better. Oh, and Bear wanted to say Hi!

Fireplace After

Here is a shot of the before and after together.

 Fireplace Before and After