The Fireplace: To Paint or Not to Paint

The Fireplace: To Paint or Not to Paint

Gregory Han
May 30, 2008

Growing up in Southern California, the fireplace was sort of like your pinkie toe: it was there as an architectural vestige we weren't always sure we really needed. Our family fireplace was brick and painted a warm white, a common decor choice in 1970's ranch home burbs throughout the Valley. We used it as much as a heater in the Bahamas...

A friend recently inquired about whether we thought they should paint or leave their fireplace (we pointed them toward a past post showcasing the pros and cons of making over a fireplace), but thought we'd ask you our readers what you thought about the topic:

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