Quick & Easy Fireplace Update
Posted By
Ruthie Tabone
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Materials Needed: 
  • High Heat Spray Paint
  • Painting Tape
  • Garbage Bags
  • ElectroLight

Project Steps


Today I'm going to share with you how I did a quick and easy fireplace update. When we moved into our home one of my requirements was to have a fireplace. I love building fires (and by that I mean watching my husband build fires) in the winter time and decorating it for Christmas! My husband is in the home building industry and we have learned that wood burning fireplaces are becoming obsolete. All the new homes being built are having gas fire places installed. I love that our home has a wood-burning fireplace - it feels more "homey" during the winter months. Our fireplace was very beautiful to start. I love how trends come and go in home decor and thankfully the stone on our fireplace is making its way back! Lots of homes designed by Joanna Gaines are now incorporating stone work like ours. We also have a beautiful wood mantle that really adds rustic character to our fireplace. With that being said, all that I wanted to update on our fireplace was the gold trim.

Step 1

You will need a high heat paint or spray paint for this project. You can purchase it as spray paint or in a can, which can be painted with a brush. I decided to go with the spray paint since it was quite a bit cheaper and I only had a small area to cover.

To start you will want to tape off the areas you don't want over spray to get on. I also laid out a couple garbage bags on the hearth to protect it from the paint.

Spray paint the gold areas until you get an even coat on the fireplace.  If you have any areas that have drips or don't adhere properly than take a fine grit sandpaper and lightly sand that area.  You can then re-spray that area.

Step 2

Now it’s time to build a fire! Plug ElectroLight into an outlet and press the button while touching the tip to kindling.

Step 3

After about 30 seconds you will see a red spot show up on the kindling. Then you hold the Electrolight about 3 inches from your fire and start blowing the small flames to the rest of the kindling – the fire will catch rapidly

Step 4

Once your fire catches, add another log or 2 to your fire and you are ready to go! Who doesn’t love a nice fire during the cold winter months in Minnesota?!


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