Update your fireplace with these quick and easy projects for getting rid getting rid of brass or outdated fireplace doors and other accents.
Earlier this week I posted about my staining my oak mantel a little darker to try to banish some of the 80’s from my living room. One of the things that bothered me the most about the fireplace though was the brassy doors. I decided to try a quick and easy fireplace update on the doors using high heat spray paint.
This was definitely one of the quickest DIY home improvement projects I’ve done. On the left is the fireplace after staining the mantel darker with the brass finish fireplace doors. The photo on the right is after the update to to fireplace doors.
First I taped off and covered the fireplace doors and surround that I didn’t want sprayed using painters tape and newspaper.
Then, I used Rustoleum High Heat spray paint in black to spray the brass trim on the doors. I sprayed two coats waiting about 20 minutes for drying in between.
I then let it dry completely for about a half hour and removed the tape and paper.
It’s such an inexpensive, simple and quick update, but I think it really makes a difference. Spray paint is such a wonderful thing!
I finally finished my mantel monogram gallery and it looks awesome on my “new” mantel, but I need to wait for this weekend to take pictures so I can do it during daylight hours because our living room doesn’t get much natural light. It feels good to get some projects done and crossed off the list!