Sunday, September 6, 2020

I Painted the Fireplace Bricks

Hey there!  Well, we're still doing stuff over here at the Texas Blue Bungalow!

I think I may have mentioned before that all the paint colors were really dark here when we moved in.  We don't really care for the dark paints on every surface, so slowly I'm changing it.
The very first thing I changed was the fireplace surround.  It WAS painted black, now its a lovely shade of white!
I pulled out my trusty painting tarp and some paint I found in the shed and got to work.

First before starting, I dusted it all down and then ran the vacuum hose over the entire area for a clean painting surface.

It's hard to see, but I first taped off all the edges with some painter's tape so I didn't get white paint on anything I didn't want to.
These little angle brushes are my favorite for painting with.  It fits nicely in my hand and I can cut the paint almost exactly were I need it in tight places.  Also, everyone needs a paint key to open your paint cans!
I started on the inside section and then moved my way out.  Obviously its not done, but at this point I knew I was going to love it! It already looks 1000% better!
Since my hubs had to work late on a Saturday night, I did this little impromptu job after I got home from work.  It took no time at all to complete.  Mostly I just had to wait until the paint dried to add a second coat and keep three nosy cats out of the wet paint.  Black was a bit harder to cover up, so I kept having to touch up here and there when the paint would finally dry completely.
Isn't it fun how a little paint can change a whole room?  Since I already had everything I needed on hand, it was a FREE project for me.  Those are the BEST kind!

Do you ever grab a can of paint and just start painting?  Did you love the results? Let me know down below.

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If you loved this idea and want to save it for later, be sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board.  I have a Pinterest board set up just for all things related to home decor and its called Farmhouse Decor Ideas and I'm pinning something new every day. Won't you join me?

GREAT NEWS!  I now have an Amazon Storefront!  If you ever want to purchase anything I'm showing you here, you can pop over to my shop and see what I've picked out for you! Click right here to visit.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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  1. Looks great! Especially with all those beautiful Fall shades around.


  2. That looks amazing! What a transformation! I'm also amazed that you had the energy to tackle it after working all day! Yep! I'm old!!!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Denise! Thank you so much, I actually have a hard time being still and I'm old too! LOL!

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  4. This is so pretty! Found you at the Farm Fresh Blog Hop!
    An Off Grid Life

    1. Hello Sarita! Thank you so much sweet friend! :)


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