So over this summer as mentioned before I've been visiting and staying with my parents on & off throughout the summer as we attended weddings in our hometown.
Problem being that when the itch for some crafting/spraypainting/modgepodging goodness comes about, I'm limited to things there.
I've heard my mom mention before that she *dislikes* the brass on her fireplace.
So with new spray paint just bought, I asked her permission to spray 'er down.
She said yes, but indicated that she was not the one to be asking.
So I meekfully approached my Dad.
He looked nervous (understatement of the day). But allowed me to do it.
LUCKILY their brass was just two bars magneted to the top & bottom of the grill of the fireplace.
So I removed the brass, gave it a quick shuffle of some sandpaper to give the paint some grooves to stick, and sprayed away in my parents garage, pizza box to protect their garage floor. ha!
I didn't say it the process was classy, but the outcome sure can be!
As I began, it looked patchy. This was the first time I'd used a black in anything but Rustoleum. I was using Krylon (which is waaaay cheaper than Rustoleum).
Then spatter came.
Crap crap crap!
I took a break to let that coat dry and came inside and secretly began Googling to find replacement panels for my parents poor poor fireplace!
Oh my. The stress. This was NOT my house. This was NOT my fireplace.
I have gone too far.
Then I went back outside and carefully did another coat.
Fastforward to an hour later...
Much to my surprise, it was even and beautiful..no splatter showing, no signs of error!
I was SOOOOO
I came in and showed my parents and proudly put it on the fireplace. Phew.
Thankfully my parents were just as pleased with the results.
(Well, my mom was...my dad was a "neutral")
Here's some more pics!