In December I shared on Involving Color our new gray painted fireplace, just in time for the holidays. I’m always a little sad taking down my Christmas decorations, but it is nice and refreshing to have things back to normal, too.
It was fun to see how the new painted fireplace looked with our regular mantel decor since it was Christmas when we painted it.
I think I’m in love. Especially when I remember what it looked like.
I really can’t believe it took us so long to paint this guy! It was a quick and easy project. We updated the brass door too (see my last post on how we did that), and I’m so glad we didn’t mess with trying to replace it. Painting over the brass was easy and made it look brand new.
Adding to the newness factor was that I cleaned the heck out of it before painting it. I’ll admit that prior to this, I don’t think I had ever cleaned the glass. Let’s just say I went through at least one or ten paper towels.
I had been toying with the idea of painting over the tan in our living room, but now that I see how it looks with the gray paint next to it, I may just bring it a bunch of gray accents and keep the walls as is. I’m a big fan of mixing warm and cool neutrals, and even though tan isn’t the most popular color anymore, I do enjoy the warmth it brings to a room.
Part of the reason it took so long to paint is I was thinking I wanted to redo the surround completely and cover up the brick with tile or something else. Now that we painted it, the brick has grown on me and I’m thinking we may just beef it up with some molding. For now I’m just happy that brick is covered up!
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