Updating fireplace home decorating

22 Apr

As I mentioned last month, I love the helpful community vibe of these posts, so here's my two cents on one reader submitted question and a mock up what While I can recommend products that I think look nice, I have never seen this room in real life and don’t have accurate measurements.

I can’t guarantee that any of the products I put in my ‘virtual’ design will actually fit correctly in the space (or that they’ll fit your design style for that matter), and this is not intended to be a professional design consultation.

Paint brush, The fireplace screen on this fireplace was a typical 1980’s style brass fireplace screen.

updating fireplace home decorating-22

Last month I offered up my suggestions for one reader's submission (in the form of a Photoshop room mockup) and was happy to hear that you guys wanted more!The good thing about high heat paint is that no primer is needed.Simply apply the paint directly to the sanded metal. I thought that since this was a simple and quick project, I could get away with using a cheap brush. These cheap brushes have very stiff bristles, and since high heat paint is quite a bit runnier and thinner than regular paint, it’s best to use a quality brush that has softer, more pliable bristles. The first one I painted was in my mom’s family room.She was reluctant to let me paint it, but I know she would now agree that painting that fireplace went a long way towards updating the room (along with replacing…well…