Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Revamping Boobear's Fireplace

First off, what a lucky little poop to have her own fireplace.  Not that she's going to get to use it anytime soon.  I may have my faults, but I'm a better mom than that!  So here's what her fireplace looked like.

Bleh!  Hot mess.  I was just going to paint over it and hoped that it would look better.  My husband decided to try to sand it a bit to make the paint go on a bit smoother.  That's when this happened.

Huh?  What's this?  Someone painted black paint over slate.  Um ok.  I prefer just the slate.  I don't see a need to paint black slate black, do you?  Different strokes I guess?  So we just sealed it.  The inside brick still looked like crap so we painted it with heat resistant paint.

Now I just have to paint this screen I bought.

It has an aged gold finish which doesn't look bad in pictures, but looks a bit dirty to me in real life.  I'm going to brighten it up with some gold spray paint and hope for the best.

I have to say that this fireplace has been on my list of things to do for months so I'm pretty happy about the progress.  Now, if I can just get a minute to spray paint the screen...


  1. Love that screen. I would love fireplaces in all the bedrooms. I don't think I would ever let anyone have a fire in them.

  2. It looks amazing. I wonder why they painted over the slate? I agree that you should touch up that screen, too. I wonder how the paint will respond to heat? Not that you'll be using the fireplace anytime soon.

  3. SO jealous...I would LOVE a fireplace in my bedroom..lucky little girl!! Nice treasure with the slate too!

  4. ooh, what a lucky kid! I love that grate, it will look fabulous against the black.

  5. Lucky little poop is right! The screen you bought is just beautiful.

  6. How lucky can you get - it looks fabulous and love the screen. Make sure you show it again after you paint it - would love to see!!

  7. Danylle @NanaMoonMarch 11, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    It looks so much better! I love the black and that little screen is just adorable.