While I was working on my fireplace makeover I found a fireplace screen at the Peddler’s Mall. Ya’ll know my firebox is the biggest in the world. I was shocked that I found one to actually fit the opening to my fireplace.
Here it is in all it’s ugliness. Did I mention that I got it from Joey’s booth. The price? $3.96, one whole dollar under my limit.
If you actually read the directions on a can of spray paint, it actually says you should clean your item. So out came the bucket of sudsy water.
I clean her up really well, and let her dry for a day before I attacked her with this:
Krylon Brushed Metallic Satin Oil Rubbed Bronze. Loot from my swag bag!
Here it is in her new home. You might want to check out my spindle candlesticks
I still can’t believe it fit so perfectly! Faux window how to.
I also can’t believe how much better it looks black!
That paint is awesome!
I have cleaned for two full days on my garage and shed. I am exhausted! Am I done? you ask. NO! I ran out of daylight, and had to just start throwing stuff back in, due to the fact it is supposed to rain Thursday. I will definitely be finishing it the very next pretty day we have. I put a few things to the curb, and some of it was picked up pretty quickly. There are some things that are on the “iffy” list. Crib ends being one of them. I have about 6 ends (Jenny Lynn style). I also have a lot of spindles from another crib I parted out. I saved those for now, but I think the crib ends will be hitting the curb later in the week. I did take a little time out to work on a project. I’ve needed to use some spray adhesive and I can’t do it when it is damp/rainy.
gailEDITED TO ADD: I do not burn wood in my fireplace. The paint I used is NOT high heat. If you plan to paint a screen for a working fireplace, please use paint that is intended for that purpose.