I love paint. It is the easiest way to transform a house, room, etc. And, best of all if you don't like the color, you can repaint. Recently we repainted our house a true white. Used the Behr with the primer in it and Love it!! Yes, it is a stark white, but it is an old house and I love the brightness. Also, the walls are cove, heavily textured, and not always true to square. I highly recommend it, if you dare.
But this post is about the fireplace. White painted brick and Ralph Lauren's Brown Suede on the mantle and floor. Love it. Just put it on with a small spongey roller that they recommend, and did nothing else fancy. Before it was this deep chocolate brown, it was a grey/green color for a few years. See, told you it was easy to change.
With Spring, Springing up everywhere, what DIY projects are you working on?