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old ugly fireplace

Posted by bfo on April 1st, 2001 08:41 AM
In reply to Installing Marble or Granite Tile around fireplace by Mark on March 27th, 2001 03:54 PM [Go to top of thread]

If a marble/granite overlay is too much for you to get into, "it is OK" to paint that ugly brick. My house is 75 years old & even though its a sin to paint brick, I did it anyway using a good primer, followed by two coats of good semi gloss paint. I did ours in a light cream color & added new brass doors & it really looks great with the old wood. you can kind of see a picture of it @
good luck & dont be afraid to paint !!!

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