The other week my neighbor had a going away happy hour for a couple that has lived in my condo complex since it was built back in 2000. I’m so thankful to be a part of a little community, filled with fantastic, fun people. We all sipped on wine and snacked on some homemade sushi (from another fabulous neighbor) and got caught up on the latest condo gossip. But, one of my favorite parts of the evening was the exchange of home improvement successes and failures.
Like me, many of the neighbors have replaced the original brassy hardware in our condos, but I wasn’t sure what to do about my fireplace with brass accents. Before putting their condo on the market, the neighbors moving out simply spray painted the brass with a silver finish. They said it was easy to take the doors off, tape around, etc. — but, I thought I could get it done in a easier and cheaper way.
After a $2 trip to Michael’s for some outdoor metal paint in silver, I had all I needed! I used one of my nice paint brushes and a couple coats to modernize my fireplace. Before and after photos below.