Phase 3 involves getting rid of the insert.. but I'm nervous about trying to move that, so it's staying for now.
These are the paints I used for this little job.
The ProClassic is what we originally used for the trim. It's a bit pricey, but it really does have a great glossy shine. I had enough to do this, so I figured I'd make sure the mantle was done with the good stuff. ;) And since I knew this was going to be a focal point in the room, I wanted it to be extra special. This paint levels very well, better than the paint I got at Lowes. Even with a brush, it gives a very even finish.
And as a reminder, here is what the fireplace has looked like for the past few months.
Tyler and I cannot figure out how this thing is connected to the fireplace. So it hasn't moved. Thankfully we do like its shape, so we feel no desire to replace it.
I taped off the brick behind it. Because being careful with paint is not a strength I possess.
|Obviously I didn't bother taping when I painted the brick... Shhhhh.......|
And this morning, I popped open the enamel and started making it shiny! @_@ I love shiny white wood. It just looks so classic and goes with most every decorating style I can think of.
For now, the fireplace feels "done." At least until I get up the nerve to do something about the insert...
|Please forgive the cords. Tyler lives here too, after all. =P|