Day 17 ... Vote, PLEASE
All in good fun, you know. Sooo, :) please leave your vote in the comments! To paint, or not to paint. That is the question. This fireplace needs help in the worst way. Well, I think it does anyway. Mark, on the other hand, he thinks it's just fine the way it is (sigh.) Of course, he does. But, me? I want to paint it! It will brighten and lighten the room, don't you agree? For one, the color of the brick is not attractive. Two, it just makes the room darker and that's what bothers me most! This room also has a covered porch right outside the only windows which only adds to the darkness! Aaand, when we bought the house the wood paneling was still wood stained. Ok, believe me, I was screaming TOOOO DARK!!! Without any hesitation, at all, I knew the walls had to be painted. That alone was enough to cause Marks jaw to drop. You should've seen the look on his face when I said I was going to paint the paneling. He was so worried I would ruin it. I thought painting the room would be enough, and it did help but, it's still dark. I REALLY think painting the fireplace would definitely brighten the room. On top of all my 'it's too dark of a room' issues, it's an odd configuration with the door leading to the garage on one side and then the recessed cabinet and shelving on the other. That not being painted already is all my own hesitation. I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it when I painted the walls so I left it as it was/is.
So, tell me true! Here's a photo of the fireplace. Tell me whatcha think? If nothing else, you gotta love my Divine Miss P the photo bomber! <3
Oh and by the way. I'm mainly looking for some moral support! lolol Seriously. If I was REALLY confident that I wouldn't screw this up, I probably would've already done it. Mark knows I'm serious. He'll be fine. As long as I don't ruin it!!! Because I know there's no going back when painting brick! Let me just say, YIKES! I know what I want, I'm just nervous I can't pull it off and it 'need$' to be a diy project. I'm too cheap and wouldn't pay to have it done. It's gotta be me, or a no go. So now that the truth is out (I'm lacking in confidence,) place your vote for what you think should be done. Paint, or no. Then throw in a few words of encouragement while you're at it! :D Thanks!
Second photo? That's my little Hare Bear. <3 I know he'll love coming to GiGi and PaPa's house whether I paint the fireplace, or not. I'll be his "Sweetheart" and let him play on my tablet anytime he wants! And, I have snacks too!
Photography lesson with this post? I now know I'm not fit to be a real estate photographer. Food Photographer-X ... Real Estate photographer-X ... two down and counting!
Pinter estate has images of using a whitewash. It seems a good alternative to just painting. I vote yes. Good luck! You have great taste so you'll make it look wonderful.
Defiantly paint the fireplace. In H&G remodels they would probably tear it out and do a tile but painting will update it. The cabinet to the left you can paint a fun bright color since your walls are white. Green, teal? Something you like or picks up a theme in the room. Good luck and I totally understand "the guy thing" in not wanting it painted...
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