Well, I had to conquer my fear of heights in order to make a small change in the family room. You see the top of our fireplace has a header. The header is made of wood and was painted the same color as the walls rather than the trim (by the previous owner). Ever since I whitewashed the fireplace it has really stuck out like a sore thumb. Here's a picture so you can see what I mean.
|This was taken at night. Sorry, it's so dark.|
In order to achieve a really smooth finish I used this amazing product that I learned about over at Centsational Girl. It's called Floetrol, and it's rock your world amazing!
It's a latex paint additive that practically eliminates brush strokes. I am so glad I learned about this product. I will probably never paint trim or furniture without it again!
Ok, so here's the little change that's currently making a big impact in my family room (at least it is to me).
Ahhhhh, it's so much better painted white to match the trim. It makes the fireplace look taller and grander and well, just better (in my opinion)! To get all dramatic on you and to really show you how far this fireplace has come here's the initial before.
And the after.
I'm so glad I conquered my fear of heights, climbed that ladder, learned about floetrol, and got this little project done! So, are you getting any little-projects-that-make-a-big-change done around your house? Any diy projects forcing you to face your fears?
I'll be back to show you the other change I made to the fireplace wall tomorrow!
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****Check this post here for more info on the awesomeness that is floetrol.