Double Fireplace

We have this lovely double-sided fireplace that separates our living room and dining room.  It's so nice to have a fire going when it's cold out and be able to see it from both rooms.  However, the doors that we on it looked like this:


Lovely antique brass.  There was so much brass in our house when we moved in it's not even funny.  We have been slowly working to remove it all.  (Seriously- we had brass outlet covers.)  The plan was to get new fireplace doors in black wrought iron because that is more of the look we're going for, but new doors were going to be pretty pricey for each door, and we need two.

Plan B- Rustoleum high heat flat black spray paint for gas grills!  With a little sanding and a lot of taping on the part of the hubs, it worked like a charm:


The look we wanted for about $10.  Can't beat that.

I'd love to show you the whole fireplace but both the hearth and mantle are covered in junk while we await new bookcases for the living room.  The project we hoped to have completed by the time we go to Florida is still stuck in neutral.  Hopefully soon!

How are your home projects coming?  Spray paint anything lately?

12 comments

  1. that looks great. I would love to have a fireplace, someday. and it seems that our home improvments (and general upkeep) is just never ending. lol
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  2. Oh, I found you on blogging buddies, and now I'm a new follower.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  3. Brass outlet covers?! Man. The doors look so much better this way!

    I haven't been doing any house-y projects since we're moving soon, but I'm bookmarking a ton of ideas for the new place.

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  4. Found you on Etsy Blog Team and I am reading your post while staring at my brass fireplace doors and I am now inspired! I think it will be one of my summer projects. I just started my blog and would love you stop by.

    http://www.creationsforsam.com/

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  5. We did the same thing to our brass fireplace doors a few years ago. Yours look great!

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  6. $10?!?!? How GREAT is that? The doors look awesome. You did a great job.
    We've been doing a major garage clean up at my house (I dare not show pics of it!). It's taken awhile, and we're still not done. I'll be glad when we are!
    ~Kim
    from Blogging Buddies
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  7. What a cheap and easy fix. It looks great!

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  8. It turned out really great! I'm actually right in the middle of coats- painting a side table and bench for our guest room make over. It's coming together!

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  9. Beautiful job! It's amazing what a difference a coat of paint can make.

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  10. Wow what an improvement! I love the double sided fireplaces. :)

    I have some Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint that I'm going to use on my light fixtures and doorknobs if I can work up the guts to do it!

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  11. Fun! Love it:) And you know I have been spraying everything!

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  12. your house reminds me a looooot of my house in AZ. they must have been made in the same decade. brass brass brass, rusty gross brass. you really fab-ed up that fireplace in such an easy way! i love it!

    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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