Tada! This has been on my to do list forever! And I don't know why it took me so long! I think for the first few years that we owned the house, I just thought I was stuck with those ugly brass doors. I would dream about getting new fireplace doors...but can you imagine how expensive it would be to get new doors fitted for a wrap around fireplace that was built in 1950? I knew it was not an option. And as crafty as I can be, it never even occurred to me to just spray paint them!
Until I joined pinterest. There were tons of pins on how to update those ugly brass doors. All you need is a can or two of Rustoleum High Heat Spray Paint. So easy! And while I was at it, why not paint the stone. I am a big fan of everything bright and white. A few years ago, when we renovated our basement, we painted the brick fireplace down there white, and I've been really happy with it. I considered grey for this one but I just felt like white is more timeless and just brighter.
So here's how it went down: We removed the doors (pain in the butt but Dave did that part!), taped the glass up really well (front and back) and brought them outside. Dave sprayed them out there and used almost two cans of paint. Meanwhile, I used two coats of primer on the stone and then two coats of paint. It probably took about 4 hours total with drying time. We let everything dry really well over night and then put the doors back on this morning. As far as painting projects go it was fairly easy and low-mess.
Here are some before and in between pictures:
And one last After Shot:
I love it!