Damn I am on a ROLL here.
When we moved into our house, I said to myself (and to anyone within hearing distance), "I hate this fireplace." I hated it because it had a brassy bronzy grate. Because it was missing a flue. Because it could possibly let in bugs. Yesh.
SOOOOO I can't change anything about the fireplace, except the brassy bronziness. And so I did.
Sooooo now it's black, and I lav it and I want to put white pillar candles in there and have it be suuuuuuper sweet. However, there is one teensy problem. The spray paint kind of rubs off a bit. I don't know if this is temporary or not...but I'll keep you updated. For now, I'm looking and not touching.