The day before we put the flip on the market Jason and I spent part of an afternoon tackling a couple of small projects that had slipped through the cracks. One of those projects was freshening up the inside of the fireplace – it was looking a little worn and sad from years of use:
Luckily, it took just a little bit of time and paint for the fireplace to look all shiny and new!!
If the inside masonry of your fireplace is looking a little sad, here’s how you can freshen it up. All you’ll need is some black high-heat paint, a cheap paint brush with bristles (I didn’t wind up using the foam brushes pictured below), and a towel to cover your hearth and act as a place to lay your logs while you paint the fireplace.
Then just get to painting!! The is a quick and easy project with lots of immediate gratification – and the only hard part is contorting yourself to reach the back of the fireplace box, as demonstrated by my lovely husband. :)
FYI – the high heat paint is super stinky, so be sure to open all the windows and even wear a mask if you’re so inclined.
Here’s one last before and after for your viewing pleasure:
This was a totally gratifying project, and super cheap and easy. Taken on any cheap and easy projects of your own lately?
UPDATE: A few readers have mentioned that Rustoleum does not recommend that this paint be used on the inside of fireplaces. I haven’t had any problems with it (not even at our house where we’ve had many fires in our gas fireplace over the course of 4 years), but tackle this project at your own discretion!