Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Thanksgiving is Just Around the Corner...Is Your Fireplace Ready?
Yes, it's that time of year again. The leaves are changing colors, the air is chilly, and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. As you think about entertaining family and friends in your home, what about your brick fireplace? Is it outdated and drab? Does it beckon everyone to gather around, relax, and visit for a while...or is is one big ugly eyesore?
Don't panic, it's not hopeless! First of all...clean out your firebox. Vacuum all the soot and ashes out of your firebox and use a scrub brush and a bucket of soap and water to clean out any loose dust, dirt or soot. After the firebox is dry, paint it with a high temperature black paint. It will look brand new.
Next, order the Brick-Anew do-it-yourself fireplace brick paint kit at www.brick-anew.com. It comes with all the tools and paint shades you need to do the project. The end result is a fresh "new brick" look, not a flat, solid painted look.
How does your mantel look? You might consider painting it with the base coat that comes in the kit if you're not crazy about the way it looks. Take everything off your mantel and consider how a large mirror would look with a couple of candelabras or vases. Or how about a simple wreath? Stand back and take a look and see what you think.
Whether you burn real wood, gas logs, or burn candles inside your firebox, the ambiance and beauty of your fireplace will be appreciated by your family and friends. And I think you'll enjoy it too!
Posted by wendy