Before and After

We have had this fireplace for several years. I bought it from QVC as our joint Christmas gift. I really liked it when we bought it. Now, not so much. It uses some type of canned gel fuel that stinks and gives me a terrible headache. First I thought I would try to sell it on Craigslist or a yard sale. Yeah, that doesn't always work out. Usually, somebody wants for a fraction of what you bought it for or what you are trying to sell in for.

After I saw a blog (now I can't remember the name!) with a fireplace in her work room I thought OK I will take it upstairs (how I got it upstairs by myself is another story) and paint it white.

I removed all the hardware, firebox, screen etc. then I started painting.

After 2 coats.

Then I really started to like it again! I don't have a garage or anyplace to do my painting so usually I just take the piece to the room it is going in and do the best I can to make a big mess not make a big mess!

Finished! Sparky's butt is always in the picture...he refuses to move!  I liked it so much I decided to take is back downstairs. As if up the stairs wasn't enough!

I am glad I didn't sell it! I added some dollar tree battery operated candles. The chair was my birthday gift a few years ago. I found it at Home Goods.

That was how I spent my Saturday. I will be joining Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Marty at a Stroll Thru Life and Maryann at Domestically Speaking for Power of Paint. Click the buttons on my sidebar to check out the fabulous ideas posted. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Beautiful! It turned out great and gorgeous colour. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  2. Great transformation, and love how you accesorized it.

  3. It looks absolutely fabulous. You did such a great job painting it white and I love the candles inside, that is perfect. Beautiful vignette on the mantel also. Great job. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. What a fabulous job, I love fireplaces they all give homes such a warm feeling to them and you did a great job! I love your vignette in the mantel too...see, the mantels are also an asset to fireplaces such nice space for decornow that Christmas is coming you're going to love it! Thanks for sharing. I'm also at TT at Marty's with a before and after look. Lots of hugs, FABBY

  5. Visiting from Domestically Speaking, love the mantel makeover - well done! I am your newest follower, looking forward to upcoming posts. Diane