I fell in love with this picture of a family room from Muskoka Living (here!) and I carried it everywhere with me on on my phone as we were making building decisions. It seems like everyone is painting over brick these days, but I still love it’s classic warmth.
It was the spring board for our fireplace and built-ins in our family room. Except that I found out that a curved fireplace was much more expensive than the standard square fireplace our builder provided. I was set on having that curve though, so here is what we decided to do:
To make it look more like one piece, I scrounged up some paper from the floor boxes and some painters tape and
used the rustoleum high heat spray paint.
It’s not as dark of a black as I would like, but I was trying to play it safe since it’s right above the heat of the fireplace.
I’m going to live with it for awhile and see if it bugs me. You can see that I’m playing with the shelves as we’re unpacking. I want to do something behind them – paint, grasscloth, wallpaper? Let the fun begin! :)
Have you ever used regular paint around a fireplace? Did it stay or did the heat do weird things to it?