Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fireplace Joy

Woo Hoo I am fixing our mantle and fireplace surround
The basement fireplace looking very plain

This is how it looked before we moved in last year.  The brass had pitted, I know it looks at shinny here...but not my fav
I taped around the opening to protect the brick.  I used a fire retardant black satin paint.  It was runny and I left it open to thicken.  
Two coats later I had a nice smooth finish

Hubby repositioned the mantle and I painted it white.  Why did we move the the ship could fit on it!  I have the best guy.

Next I put my fireplace screen in place...I love tole and metal.  I found this piece with my best friend in Savanah.  Even though it is not a very old piece I like it.
Next adding the hearth warmth, my pottery, tins and primitive bench.
 Joining some fun people, Di

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  1. What a difference it makes painted white! I love the boat in the center and just did something similar in my bathroom! You'll know what I mean when I get a post done! lol Great minds think alike! I love your decor! Hugs!

  2. Lovely transformation on your fireplace. The black really enhances the brick. Your entire vignette is gorgeous. Blissful creating...


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