December 06, 2017

Fireplace Before and After

We have been getting ready for Christmas at the city house, but, have managed to get side-tracked with a couple of projects.

I wanted a new look for the fireplace and decided to paint it.

Below is the Before picture.

There is only one window in this room so there is not too much light.  We also have some dark wood furniture pieces.

It is time to lighten up.

I am so happy with the results.

Below are the products I used.

I used a custom mix of Rustoleum Chalked Linen White and Aged Grey paint.

It took two coats to cover the dark stain.

I finished it with one coat of Rustoleum Chalked Matte Clear to protect the paint.

You can find this line of products HEREHERE, and HERE.

I find this brand easy to use and easy to clean up with water.

They sell a range of pre-mixed colours or dark and light tint bases for custom colours.

They also sell spray Chalked paints as well as waxes for finishing.

The drying time between coats is about two hours so I was able to complete the two coats of paint plus the Matte Clear all on the same day.

Thank you for stopping by.

This is a Fair Meadow Place original Fireplace Before and After publication.

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  1. This is a truly elegant looking fireplace. Painted and dressed for Christmas you would never know that it wasn't built-in. I've always wanted to have a fireplace in our bedroom but I've never seen one as nice as yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. I have had this fireplace for a number of years, but, didn't think to paint it until this year. It is such a nice change and I am really liking it. Thank you for stopping by.

  2. Pleased with the results? You should be! It looks just terrific. (Even without the Christmas greens but that adds to it!) This really was a great project and I know you must smile every time you look at it!

  3. Great job!The new look is very beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Louca. It was easy and didn't require a great deal of effort.

  4. The makeover is amazing. It's much brighter, and makes a great focal point. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

  5. It looks wonderful. I was just saying to my daughter that we need to redo ours as the paint is chipping.

    1. Sometimes, all we need is a little inspiration. If I have inspired you, then you have made my day.

  6. I have an old dresser in need of some TLC. This is such a lovely fresh look. Now, if I could just muster up the energy to tackle such a project.

    1. One of the nice things about this type of paint is that there isn't a lot of prep. Just make sure your piece is clean. The paint goes on over almost any finish without having to sand first. Happy Holidays, Atiya. We must catch up one day.

  7. Great post! Your fireplace is very beautiful for more look like Built in wall fireplaces awesome, you take the time to add some decorations or create a theme that will make it look beautiful for family and friends to see. Thanks for sharing.


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