Revamping an existing gas fireplace
December 21, 2012 in Before & After
Updating a rec room fireplace. Wanted to replace the brass exterior of this gas insert... the manufacturer no longer made trim packages for this unit. I sanded down entire unit, vacuumed and wiped down well. Taped and put up plastic around unit. Purchased a high heat flat black spray paint. 3 thin coats.. worked like a charm! It's been 3 years since I did it. Has not peeled, faded or changed colour.
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Cynthia Taylor-Luce
Fantastic job! Those brass surrounds are dated, and they distract from the flames which should be the focal point. Some people have black surrounds with brass "bars" on them that are supposed to be decorative, but they're only attached by magnets and will come right off with a tug. I love those, as there's no mess, no fuss... Thanks for sharing!
December 21, 2012 at 7:02pm   
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Thanks Cynthia, love your work!
December 21, 2012 at 7:27pm     
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Cynthia Taylor-Luce
Gosh, orchard8, how sweet! Thank you :)
December 21, 2012 at 7:30pm   
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
You are DYI genius! Nicely done!
January 4, 2013 at 12:41pm   
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Interiors International, Inc.
Good job.
January 4, 2013 at 12:51pm   
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North Star Stone
Very good job on your transformation. We have also had very good results in painting old doors and giving them more life. Consider posting another job of your fireplace, but this time get closer to the fireplace so we can see the beauty and the product you used on your new fireplace.

Did you ever consider adding the TV over the fireplace?
January 4, 2013 at 1:43pm   
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House of Holland - TX
Soooo much better! It now has real presence! Good job!
January 4, 2013 at 2:02pm   
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Nice clean look. Great job !
January 5, 2013 at 7:23am   
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Nancy Hehmann
So much better! Thats for letting us know it lasts. I may try it!
January 5, 2013 at 7:26am   
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