Home Repair/Improvement - Fireplace Cover Make Over2:39 PM
Our Fireplace cover was a hideous mess. It was old, rusted and frankly out of date! Its been this way for 10 years (it came with the house).
I just assumed that I could run down to home depot and pick up another one. PLUS, I had no idea how to take it off the fireplace.
So GOOD NEWS - fireplace covers are SUPER easy to remove. Mine was held in place with a few screws. It's basically pressure mounted, so loosen the screws and it pulls right out!
BAD NEWS - you can't just run down to home depot and buy a new one. They need to be custom ordered and they're kind of pricey.
More GOOD NEWS - they're easy to clean and paint!
|Buy this stuff, it's GREAT!|
Skip the fireplace section and dash over to the paint aisle!
I don't remember what I paid for the paint, but it was less than $5!
First, though, clean and lightly sand the rust from the old cover. Also sand of any shiny finish - this will make the paint stick better.
|Rust - YUCK!|
Now you're ready to paint! I used 2 coats of paint. I let the cover dry for about 30 minutes between coats.
That's it! This is a REALLY SUPER EASY project. It just took a couple of hours.