Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just A Fireplace

Yesterday, I blogged, went to Starbucks to journal, took Miss Chloe for a long walk, gave the house a thorough cleaning since it hadn't been done for weeks, cleaned the downstairs fridge, sewed the darts, serge finished the seams, and sewed the center back seam on the coat, finished knitting the grey scarf, picked up groceries for dinner, and went to the paint store to research fireplaces, tiles, and countertops.

And then, I started painting the fireplace. I sprayed the insert with a gloss black and removed as many of the shiny brass pieces as possible to spray them silver. I had to paint the ones on the doors (including the handles) in place. Tricky. The tile is primed and ready for a faux finish. I'll paint the mantle first so I don't drip paint on my hard work doing it the wrong way around.

My goals for today are to put two coats on the fireplace mantle and to work with the painted fabric to make the patches for the Vogue 8934 coat. The main fabric seems to be working well and I've decided to use two of the painted fabrics for the patches and need to play with the placement of each on the design wall. I really wanted to get to that last night only there wasn't enough time and I didn't want to rush the process trying to get a picture for the blog so.... just a fireplace today.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - that tile and countertop paint = a color change with less mess and less expense

Tenacity is when you follow your heart - when the whole world is screaming to get back into your head.
- Sonya Choquette


  1. Wow, you sure had a productive day! I'm curious what you used to prime the tile and what you plan to use to paint it. I painted the brass trim on our fireplace doors black a couple years ago, but I've been hesitant to tackle any tile.

    1. When I'm done I'll post some pictures with the product information. My friend used it to paint her tiles in the kitchen and even beside the stove with heat and steam it's doing great and the woman at the paint store who helps me said that her parents painted their counter-top with it and can even cut on the counter with no marking. Sounds good to me. I'm practicing on the fireplace.

  2. You are amazingly productive! Congratulations on achieving so much in one day.

    1. Thank you. Some of it - cleaning - just had to get done. It'd been too long.


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