This project makes me think of the car insurance commercial - I just saved a ton of money by.... Well, I did save a ton of money, but not by switching my car insurance. I painted my fireplace doors black instead of buying new ones. Nothing earth shattering, but it was super easy to do and worth a blog post to share about because of the money savings.
But let me back up for a second and remind you of what the fireplace doors were looking like before I painted them black:
no-gold/brass mission going on around the house these doors aren't floating my boat anymore. There are two options to fixing the problem at hand - replace or paint. And in keeping with my cheap-o mentality, I pick paint. Besides, if they turn out to look like dog doo-doo I can always save my pennies and buy some new doors later. (But you already know that they turned out great!)
O-tay, there are only four things you need to paint the fireplace doors: painters tape, a paint brush, high-temp paint, and something to protect the floor - I used newspaper.
Have you painted your fireplace doors, or anything else lately to save a ton of money? Are you on a de-gold/brass mission too?
Psss - Wanna read about the entire fireplace makeover? Learn how to tile the surround here and see what the original fireplace looked like here.