Hello hello everyone! Last week I showed you all how super duper easy it is to take an old outdated picture and turn it into amazing art. There is one other thing in this area that got a quick update, the stove. Let me show you how easy it is to update an outdated stove with one simple trick.
Here is the ugly before picture. The lovely brass and black! I am actually a fan of brass, but this stove was just very very outdated!
To start, we tapped and masked off every inch of the stove that we did no want painted. One thing that we wish we would have done now that we are done, is to paint the entire thing black. We only painted the brass parts black.
The masking part took the longest. I have a tendency to want to rush this step. Trust me, take your time and mask everything really well! You don’t want to end up with black paint on the glass or fireplace surround. I was good this time and really did take my time.
We used newspapers, paper bags, and cardboard to mask everything. You really just need at least a paper barrier between the paint and the surface you don’t want painted.
After we masked the stove, it was time to make a drop cloth tent! We taped the plastic drop cloth to the wall above the stove as well as to the sides surrounding the stove.
The paint is spray paint, so be aware that you will have over spray! I cannot say it enough, mask really well!
In the picture below you can also see the respirator mask that I use. I use this all the time, especially now! The first time I used it was when I painted our bath tub ( tutorial to come) and it was amazing! I could not smell a thing, and that odor was so bad!
This spray paint isn’t as bad as the bathtub epoxy but it was bad enough that we still used the respirator mask.
Here is a view inside the drop cloth tent!
When using any spray paint it is import to do many light coats of paint rather than one or two thick coats. I was surprised at how fast this paint dried. I think we ended up doing about 4-5 really light coats.
You can see from the picture below that the original black part of the stove could have really used another fresh coat of paint…..we didn’t realize how much of a difference painting the brass black would be….
So, probably down the road I will again mask this beast and repaint the original black parts to make it match.
Look at that brass…..doesn’t it look amazing!
It almost looks like a new stove and not one that is 30, maybe even 40 years old!
One more time, just for kicks, here is a before and after picture!
So much better!
Do you know anyone with a brass stove or just one that is outdated! Let them how they can update an outdated stove with one simple trick.