Can you believe that July is almost over? I mean, one of our local schools starts in less than three weeks. Dude. Summer is over.
I am in full-out-summer-panic-mode. Four times a year we make a list of all the stuff that we want to do in that coming season. Fall is time for leaf jumping and pumpkin carving. Winter usually involves gingerbread houses and riding a horse drawn carriage. Spring’s list always has fruit picking and flower planting. And summer? Summer is all about swimming and sparklers. And we have limited time for getting our hair wet and sandy and lighting up the night people. We must try harder….we must get this done. The deadline is looming and by gosh darn it, this might mean night time swimming with sparklers.
So with all this time spent with fireworks and in bathing suits, there isn’t much time left for important DIY projects. Enter this quick and not-so-dirty swiftie. That’s a word now for quick-projects….swifties. It’s a thing. Kinda like fetch 🙂
Okay so you know those gold accents on those fireplaces?
They are stuck on with magnets. I KNOW!
So freaking easy to remove that all you do is pull them off and they are instantly ready to be hauled off for a makeover.
I didn’t know if I could get these spraypainted without a little grit to the surface so to ensure proper adhesion, I scuffed them up with a little sandpaper (I used 440 grit so that the finish would not have huge scratches).
Then I used Rustoleum’s High Heat Ultra spraypaint to cover them completely. The people at Rustoleum don’t recommend that this is used where the fire can be touching the paint (like inside the firebox) but it’s completely fine on outer accent pieces like these gold bits.
I did two coats and then popped them back on our weirdly tiled fireplace. MUST MAKEOVER THIS SPACE. That’s all I think in my brain when I see that tile. But then I remember that we MUST SKINNYDIP WITH BOTTLE ROCKETS. Oh right…totally different thing, huh?!