The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Whitening that Dental Work Isn't Always Easy!

Whitening that Dental Work Isn't Always Easy!

Whitening that Dental Work Isn't Always Easy!

Okay, so maybe I should have spelled it "dentil." At any rate, my fireplace has been asking to be painted for a few years, but no matter how much we really wanted to do it, we knew there would be no turning back if we didn't like it.  But, rustic-finished wood wasn't really working in our house anymore.  Finally last weekend I decided it was time.  So we sanded, primed, and painted--WOW, that is a lot of work--especially painting all those "teeth."

 

Fireplace Before

Here is the after picture (taken after dark instead of in the morning--thus the different lighting).  We are now wondering why we didn't do it sooner!  Looks like tomorrow's job will be cleaning the pellet stove!

Fireplace After

 

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsChris Canfield • February 19 2011 06:29PM

Comments

It looks great. You did a really good job. I painted mine last year, and it doesn't look nearly as good as yours!

Posted by Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes (Dawn Crawley Realty) over 7 years ago

Chris, I would rather sand the tiny teeth of the dentil work than go to the dentist! Really, you did a nice job on the painting. It looks great.

Jacque & Larry

Posted by Larry & Jacque Ficek, Realtors - Wasilla Alaska (Alaska Dream Makers) over 7 years ago

That is beautiful Chris, all your hard work paid off for a wonderful finish! Well done!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) over 7 years ago

Hi Dawn - Thanks--It only took two coats of primer and two coats of semi gloss.  I think the wood drank the paint!

Hi Jacque and Larry - I have to agree with you there!  At least I didn't have to use a drill!

Hi Wanda - Thanks.  I should have waited until the morning for a better lighting shot, but I was anxious to show off my work.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris...Nice...You did the right thing...Looks great!---Rob

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 7 years ago

Looks great. I like the new look! Hope you are having a fine weekend!

Water lily in the rain at Longwood Gardens. Life is good!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Wow, I purposely studied the top picture before I scrolled down to the bottom picture and I must say I never would have anticipated what a huge impact a simple paint job could make.  Again . . . Wow!

Posted by Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming (Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming) over 7 years ago

Great job Chris, you really took your time and the results are great...

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 7 years ago

Wow! Amazing difference. Great job!

Posted by Karen Canfield (Geek Girl PC, LLC) over 7 years ago

Hi Rob - Thanks.  Hope my youngest child agrees when home from college. : )

Hi Roy - Thanks for the amazing flower--I will have to check out your blog to see what kind you are displaying today.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Brenda - Paint can indeed make a huge impact!

Hi Joshua - Painting is an art in this household--two artistic children and a paint perfection wife.  No shortcuts allowed!

 

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Karen - Thanks - it was long overdue, I guess!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

This is funny to me, because I'm moving from white trim to rustic!  Of course, I live in the country, so rustic is a nice fit for me.  I like the shade of white, and the sheen, very polished!

Posted by Wanda Thomas, Billings Montana Real Estate (Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN) over 7 years ago

Hi Wanda - Every region has it's "in" things!  If I still lived in Colorado, I don't think I would be making this change.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

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