* paint brick fireplace!
that's on my project to-do list.
it should have been checked off by now so that
it would be ready for use this winter.
i'm generally not one to shy away from slapping
paint on anything but for some reason
i feel tentative about painting the brick.
does that mean i shouldn't do it?
after we moved in i immediately painted the shiny brass
fireplace insert black.
that was easy and greatly improved things.
but in the back of my mind i knew i'd eventually paint the brick.
in anticipation of painting it this summer i cleaned her
out really well in the spring and removed the big
this is how it sits now.
when i took the insert out i realized i'd done a rotten
prep job before painting it. note the black rim around the opening.
so, now, i have to paint the brick.
i do like the warmth of brick. i think i'm afraid i'm going to want
it back and this is one paint job you just can't undo.
however, every time i see a painted brick fireplace, like this one from
i'm ready to pull out my brush!
what to do, what to do?
i'm leaning toward a whitewash so that some of the warmth
of the brick will come through.
any opinions? i'm wide open.