Revamp your fireplace

We bought a big, wooden, electric fireplace from Costco a couple of years ago. After updating the living room decor last year, I decided that the fireplace could do with updating and lightening. So after Christmas, we headed off to the local hardware store to find some paint.
I had read an article about Rust-oleum chalky finish furniture paint, so I chose the antique white colour and headed home to give it a go.

The thing that had attracted me to this particular paint was the fact it claimed to not need any primer and had a quick drying time. I was a bit sceptical but sure enough it actually worked!
It painted straight on to the varnished wood surface with no problems and dried even quicker than it said on the tin.

I decided to make the fire two tone so before painting, I set about separating off all the areas not to be painted with masking tape.

It took around 3 coats of the paint to cover the fireplace well. And I probably only used around just over a half of the tin.
I had read that it should be finished off with wax and I bought some of the Rust-Oleum clear furniture wax , but haven’t used it yet as I am a bit scared of ruining what looks great right now!

I highly recommend the Rust-Oleum paint. A really easy and cheap way to completely transform an old and somewhat tired looking fireplace!
I am really pleased with this!

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