Here's a quick look at the fireplace and tools before...I know so late 80's early 90's - yuck!
I'm a bit lazy when it comes to painting, but I am trying to really prep well to make the overall project much less messy. I took the time to prep the night before I was planning to paint.
I have to confess after I started taping the tools I was trying to figure out a way to paint them without taping...well then it dawned on me that they came apart so I could remove all the marble.
All prepped and ready to paint. I used Rust-oleum High Heat.
Make sure you open all windows and doors - the smell is extremely strong.
Look how much better the surround and tools look without the brass!
Now what do I do with my wood bin which I absolutely love??? Should I leave it red or paint it? Spring pretty much marks the end of fire season in our house so maybe I will store it in the garage and decide in the Fall.
Now if only I could install the slate tiles...just more to add to the list.