At Home today….2

How are you doing sweet friends?  The weather has been beautiful around here for the last couple of days and I felt motivated to tackle some projects I’ve been putting off.  Painting the fireplace has been on my mind for some time now.  I love a brick fireplace and wouldn’t have even considered painting, but our brick was very dark and plain looking. After receiving some sweet encouragement from our Aimeeover the weekend, I was ready to get started.  A couple of trips to Sherwin Williams to get painting supplies and lets do this….(oh, I hope I don’t regret it ?!)

Not too much prep work, just dusting and wiping the brick with water/vinegar solution.  Taping around the woodwork, glass and spreading out some plastic cover.

Here we go….that’s me on the ladder applying the paint/primer combo ( I normally don’t like to go higher than the 3rd step on the ladder this is a stretch for me.  Wish me luck!

Hey, thanks for stopping by –

My Fireplace Makeover

I’m excited to share my “new” to me fireplace with you.  After contemplating painting it for a long time I finally found the courage to get’r done.  I spent about a day and a half on the project and I’m pleased with the results.


After all the prep work I applied one coat of Sherwin Williams Concrete Stain (water based, built- in primer).  We had it color-matched to the built-in and were hoping it would blend in nicely with the cabinetry, not so.  It was turning out too yellow.


The next day I decided to go back to SW and picked up some color samples, trying once again to match the cabinets.  And yes, that worked.  I ended up using SW Interior Latex – Zurich White, much easier to apply at that point since the bricks were primed.


Here is a picture of the “before”…


and after….


I like the way it turned out and how it lightens up the room.  Even the mirror shows up better….nice!  Definitely well worth the time and effort. I still have some tweaking and other projects waiting, so, I will chat with you later….

Thank you for visiting and reading…..have a lovely weekend!