DIY Painting a Brass Colored Fireplace Screen

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 0

Ok, so the color gold is beautiful and I love to wear it as jewelry BUT…. let’s just say it doesn’t really go with my desired farmhouse look I want in my house. The existing screen at my house is just that, its gold and a  little dated in my eyes. This means it must go. I decided to keep it but transform it with a little spray paint. Instead of purchasing a new one, I simply painted it. And the paint worked incredibly well!





We bought our new house and the previous homeowners left their old fireplace screen behind. That’s great you’d think! One less item to buy. After all, it’s not an ugly fireplace screen by any means. Unfortunately for me, the brass color simply did not match any of my decor. 

I decided that I’d try and paint it just to see if I could make it work. What’s the worst that could happen? I don’t like it now. Worse case scenario, I still won’t like it after. 


Here’s an AFTER picture:



Painting my fireplace screen was easy! And I ended up loving it in this black color. I think it looks great.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

The cost of the spray paint was just $3.88.  I got my spray paint from Lowe’s. I had the drip cloth at home from previous painting projects but I also originally bought it at Lowe’s. 

The steps to painting are incredibly easy! First, you’ll place your drip cloth outside in a well ventilated area. I used my back porch. Remember that you’ll leave your fireplace screen outside for a little while during the drying process (that won’t take long, I promise). So, place it out of your way. Place your fireplace screen on the drip cloth. 




Just shake the can and spray evenly. Pay close attention to corners as you spray. You can flip it over later after it dries to paint the back side. I didn’t. I only painted the front side that can be seen. I’m perfectly happy with just painting the front side.




So, instead of throwing out that fireplace screen that is not your color of choice. Simply spray paint it.

Total cost of project $3.88.

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