Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Painting Tile....

Good morning my friends, I hope you had a good 4th of July weekend. Yesterday I started working on my fireplace. It needed a little TLC ... I have trouble taking before and after pictures of what I do, You see I get this idea going in my head and I run with it... and I can't stop. Then after I get almost done I think crap I should have taken before shots. I get so rapped up in it that I forget that maybe you all would like to see step by step on what I do... I promise I will get better at this... In the mean time this is what I have... This is a picture  of the fireplace before 




After I painted the living room the tile didn't seem right, It had a pink hue (not good) it my opinion  So I desisted to paint the tile white. Then thought, I should think about changing the outside doors ...Well let me just tell you I was shocked on how much it would cost, Only starts at $600.00 and up (not in my budget) so went back to Lowe's got some heat resistant paint and got to work.... the is what I came up with so far.




Now I have to spray paint the pieces to the door and put it back together again.





Now all I need to do is come up with new ideas for the mantel...


Hugs
~~Pattie~~

22 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That looks really good Pattie. SO much lighter and brighter. Can't wait to see it all decorated.

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Pattie! Your tiles look great painted white!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Marie said...

Hi Pattie - I love your living room! Looks so comfy and inviting and love the whiteness of it all! You and I are the same, I always forget to take photos of before, and by the time I remember, project's already done. Oh well...it's the after that counts anyway.
-Marie

Gina said...

I think the painted tile looks so much better. It turned out great!

Brandi said...

your fireplace tiles look great painted white! so much brighter!

sissie said...

The white painted tiles look great and really opened up your lovely livingroom.

hugs
Sissie

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

So pretty! The pure white looks so much better than the pinkish hue. It's so nice when a small change can make such an impact. Look forward to seeing it all fluffed up and decorated.

Dawn said...

Oh how pretty everything looks.The fireplace looks brand new.You have a beautiful home.I can't wait to see your new ideas for the mantle.

Rosetta said...

Con il bianco è piu' luminoso!Tutto finirà bene perchè tu sei una brava arredatrice!Baci,Rosetta

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pattie that looks so good! It brightens the area right up and looks so crisp and clean. Great Job as always! Martina

outjunking said...

It's amazing how that paint made such a difference. Good job!
Lisa

mariondee-designs said...

Looking really good.. can't wait to see more!! take care, Maryann

NanaDiana said...

It looks good! Can't wait to see it all done and put back together- Hugs- Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looking good, Pattie. Look forward to seeing it finished.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I painted my fireplace and doors too...it's such an inexpensive fix. Yours turned out great! Can't wait to see the finished product and what you do with your mantel.

Faded Charm said...

I love how yur painted tiles turned out. I also love your shades...they add a nice contrast to the room. Can't wait to see what you do with your mantel:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Dawn said...

Hi Pattie, Thank you so much for the words of encouragement.I will go look at the blogs you had mentioned.You are an inspiration to me. Here's a great big hug for you....did you feel it?

Vicki said...

You really made this work for less! I love it. It looks great. I am sure you will style that mantel for us next. Can't wait to see. Thanks for your sweet comment on my collage.

A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE it! Can't wait to see how you dress it up!

Rene said...

Ah-ha! There are those bamboo shades :) They look great Pattie and so does the rest of your living room. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

martha said...

Your entire blog is yummy, but his post specially inspires me! I need to do this on my own fireplace. Thanks for the idea.

martha said...

P.S. I did it! I painted my mantle white and just love it. Why did I wait so long? Thanks again for the inspiration. And now I will go back into your archives and see what other ideas I might find.....