First off, if you haven't checked out my guest post at Amanda's scoot over there and tell me what you think!
Alright, ya'll- I need some more eyeballs on this one. Remember my decorating dilemma about my big pink fireplace?
Well it's officially spray paint season and I'm ready to break out a big ol' can of whoop a-- I mean a can of spray paint on my ugly fireplace! My problem is- which one?
I thought I had this all figured out and planned to use Rustoleum's "Stone" spray paint, but Holly told me about how she had seen it used and someone (probably some cute little sticky-fingered someone) had picked at the little 'stone' flecks in the paint. After hearing that and eyeing my children, I decided the 'stone' paint finish wasn't for me. So back to the store I went and picked up this paint in three different colors to test them out.
I will say I love the texture of this paint. It has a slightly gritty finish, but doesn't have the big faux stone chunks in it that the 'stone' paint had. I think the grit finish is very close to the original finish of the tiles. I found some extra pink tiles in the basement so I used them to test out the paint.
Option 1: Caribbean Sand
This is the lightest of the three. It's kind of a cream color with tiny dark flecks in it
Option 2: Sandstone
Kind of a medium Khaki color, same finish, but without the darker flecks
Here's a closeup:
Option 3: Desert Bisque
A dark Khaki with dark and light flecks in it.
Here's a closeup:
Which one would you choose?
BTW- I will also being painting the brass trim with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint and my dad is going to build a mantle which will extend to the wall so that I can treat the wall space above as one large symmetrical space. He's currently building a mantle for the basement fireplace as practice. He brought the nearly complete basement mantle over on Easter to double check the fit and I absolutely love it!
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