Painted Fireplace Insert ~ Step-by-Step Tutorial

We may have a sloth’s pace when working on our home, but not by any decision of our own. The key is we get it done. Folks, we are so close to wrapping up our family room remodel that I’m brimming with excitement. For one, it will feel good to be done. Two, I need my house back! haha. Stuffing the contents of the biggest room into the other rooms of your home is not so fun. However, we are appreciating the home we do have. With that, I’m sharing how to update your fireplace insert with a painted fireplace tutorial. Here is said fireplace in question…

Farmhouse Style Sandstone Fireplace Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

That beauty and this room has come a long way from where it started 15 years ago. To catch those of you either just joining our fun or maybe missed our past details on our family room remodel, here are some links to check out:

After ripping up the archaic carpeting, we had to build a floating subfloor that needed to come up about 6 inches in order to achieve level status in this room. Yeah…it was that bad. More to come on how we did that. We are about ready to install our hardwoods, build our built-ins, and call this puppy done.

Since we are up to our eyeballs in finishing this off, I couldn’t let the fireplace insert go without a much-needed update. I typically repaint it every couple of years as it’s our main source of heat and works like a beast for us. I’ve created a video tutorial for those of you that prefer to see it in action. You can view that down below.

Left Side of Fireplace with Insert | prodigalpieces.com

Fireplace Insert Door with Chipped Paint and Rust | prodigalpieces.com

While we clean the chimney and insert every year before burning season, it’s been more than a few years since I’ve painted the insert. However, this time around I’d doing it proper-like and changing it up. Big surprise, eh?

Right Side of Fireplace Insert Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

Right Side Fireplace Insert Door Wear | prodigalpieces.com

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As you can see, the paint has faded and flaked. Also, there’s a bit of rust showing up too. By giving this painted fireplace a refresh, it will not only update its visual appeal, but also keep it running top notch.

Step 1

First, I can’t say enough how cleaning your surfaces is key to a good finish. Any job is all about the prep work. Having the right tools to make it easier is a bonus. After I use my shop vacuum to suck up the debris, it’s time to really clean.

For a job like this, I pull out my handy HomeRight SteamMachine Elite. It has all the tools on board for easy access, comes with a tool caddy, and gives me a chemical-free clean like none other. You can see how I’ve used it to clean my kitchen appliances HERE, my car cleaning in these posts, and also my bathroom and floors in this post.

HomeRight SteamMachine Elite with Attachments | prodigalpieces.com

Simply fill it with distilled water using the funnel and cup provided. Then, plug it in and wait for it to build up steam. At first, both lights will be lit, but when it’s ready the orange light will turn off.

Step 2

Attach the appropriate brush or tip to the nozzle. For my project, I used the large black nylon brush. It will help me removed caked-on soot and not scratch my surfaces. Time to blast away the bluck!

Dirty Fireplace Door Ready for Cleaning | prodigalpieces.com

Steam Cleaning Fireplace Insert with HomeRight SteamMachine Elite | prodigalpieces.com

Cleaning with the SteamMachine is as easy as squeezing the trigger and scrubbing with the brush. You can see it in action in the video below. That soot was no match for my SteamMachine! {{laughs wickedly}}

Steam Cleaning Fireplace Insert Door | prodigalpieces.com

After steaming and scrubbing, use the cloth provided to wipe away the soot. I finish the exterior using the same method

Steam Cleaning Tile on Fireplace Insert | prodigalpieces.com
See the difference? Love it!

Dirty and Clean Tile Comparison Using the HomeRight SteamMachine Elite | prodigalpieces.com

Best part is that it’s all done in a matter of minutes. Easy!

To clean up, let your SteamMachine cool before emptying. Also, wash up accessories with mild soap and water and return to storage compartment.

Step 3

Next, it’s time to paint. Normally, I would have used my HomeRight Finish Max Extra paint sprayer to knock out the painting in a jiffy. You can see how I’ve used it for my past projects here. However, the color I wanted for my painted fireplace insert in a special stove paint was only available in a spray can. I chose to use Bark Brown. I’ve had black for over 15 years and wanted to change. I almost went with a pretty blue. tee hee.

To prep the area, I used a piece of cardboard underneath, hung a tarp to block off the rest of the fireplace, and use painter’s tape to cover the places I didn’t want painted (glass and tile). Also, since the paint is nasty stuff, I opened all the doors and windows, and hung plastic to keep this space separate from the rest of the house. I don’t want the fumes getting pulled into my furnace return ducts and possible causing a BAD hazard. Taking the insert outside would be optimal, but not happening for me at this point.

In addition,you must wear a respirator to protect yourself. I use this one for my DIY projects.

How to Prep and Clean a Fireplace Insert for Painting | prodigalpieces.com

Once you’re ready, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and have at it. I mention how the brand I chose said to apply the layers in the video. In all I did 3 coats to my painted fireplace. The paint only needed to cure for 2 hours before I could get a fire lit again. Yay!

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces shows you how to clean and paint your fireplace surround and insert | prodigalpieces.com

Fireplace is done and I’m one happy mama. Not only did I get my fireplace clean without chemicals, but now it is refreshed and ready to go. SCORE!!

Farmhouse Style Painted Fireplace Insert with full step-by-step video tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #video #home #homedecor #homedecorideas

Stone Farmhouse Fireplace with Insert | DIY tutorial by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Subscribe to Prodigal Pieces on YouTube for DIY video tutorials and a whole lotta fun | prodigalpieces.com

I’m diggin’ that brown as a great way to keep my neutral, cozy vibe I’m after. However, I haven’t decided yet whether or not to do a hand-painted design to the tile. Also, what to do with that concrete hearth. Hmmm… I think I’m going to wait until we finish a few things to decide what to do next. Thoughts??

Update your fireplace insert with a clean and fresh paint | DIY tutorial by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Rustic Farmhouse Stone Fireplace with Painted Insert by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I will be sharing all details as we go and hope to show a final reveal soon. I’m so ready to get cozy in this space. Do you blame me?

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Up next, this motley crew is going to get some farmhouse fun. See their new looks HERE in this post.Wooden Thrift Store Items Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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124 Comments

  • ColleenB.~Texas

    what a lovely make-over on your fireplace. It made a world of difference giving it a whole new paint job and steam cleaning it.
    Even tho I try to keep my oven clean, it’s still hard to get every nook and cranny clean so I would first probable tackle my oven and then move onto the bathroom.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity

    January 15, 2019 at 6:10 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It feels so good too. Thank you, Colleen.

      January 15, 2019 at 8:41 am Reply
  • Dana Miller

    I love watching all the renovations you are doing. You make it all look so easy. The way you explain your process, the tools and the how shows what a great teacher you are.

    January 15, 2019 at 6:11 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Fantastic! We are happy to be able to share as we know we’re not alone in this DIY world. Thank you for the encouragement.

      January 15, 2019 at 8:42 am Reply
  • Frances Batson

    Looks new! As my Mama used to say ” a little work helps the look of things”. I love the steam cleaner.

    January 15, 2019 at 6:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      She’s one smart lady! Thank you, Frances. 🙂

      January 15, 2019 at 8:42 am Reply
  • Gail B

    Larissa,
    I had a steam cleaner at one time. It was wonderful, but somewhere along the way it disappeared in the move from FL to NC. (this is where I make an ugly face!) Looks like the HomeRight might be my next acquisition!
    Love the new look of the insert. Black is the standard and it does get boring. The brown is much more friendly and softer. I can’t wait to see what else you do!

    January 15, 2019 at 7:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I know how that happens. ugh! Yes, I like that I can change it up and who knows…maybe a new color next time? tee hee!

      January 15, 2019 at 8:42 am Reply
    • Terri Hughes

      Great job, the fire place insert looks brand new. Love the color!

      January 16, 2019 at 12:51 am Reply
      • Larissa

        Thank you so much, Terri. I’m so happy with it.

        January 16, 2019 at 5:19 am Reply
  • Julia Harting

    Love the brown! Thanks for taking us through all the right steps to do a proper job.

    January 15, 2019 at 7:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It really makes the room feel warmer already.

      January 15, 2019 at 8:43 am Reply
  • Erin Ellis

    Your fireplace looks amazing! If I was the lucky winner I would tackle the mud room followed by every other room in the house. Thank you!

    January 15, 2019 at 8:01 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you! Lots of love poured into it. We are excited by the potential to be done soon.

      January 15, 2019 at 8:43 am Reply
  • Alison S

    I would clean my shower with it!

    January 15, 2019 at 8:02 am Reply
  • Michelle P.

    What a great idea! It really changes the whole look of the fireplace. As for the Homeright steam cleaner I would definitely use it to clean my bathrooms. I hate cleaning the bathrooms but I think the steam cleaners would make the job so much easier without the nasty chemical smell.

    January 15, 2019 at 8:13 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It went from stark to cozy and feels much better to see it clean too. You will love this tool!

      January 15, 2019 at 8:44 am Reply
  • kelly kayfes

    I love your work! Your home looks so cozy.

    January 15, 2019 at 9:12 am Reply
    • Larissa

      aww…thank you! That is wonderful news as I hope to make it inviting.

      January 15, 2019 at 1:28 pm Reply
  • Marla

    It turned out great! Great job as usual! ☺

    January 15, 2019 at 9:25 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you so very much, Marla. 😀

      January 15, 2019 at 1:28 pm Reply
  • Cathy

    I like the brown! Nice choice.

    January 15, 2019 at 9:39 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It will suit our needs and style. Best part is I can change it in the future if I like. Yay!

      January 15, 2019 at 1:28 pm Reply
  • Maureen

    Great job. Love the color. I have a wishing well that is 4 years old outside and it needs a good cleaning and repainting. I’d love this machine for that.

    January 15, 2019 at 10:11 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Sounds like fun.

      January 15, 2019 at 1:29 pm Reply
  • Alicia H

    Love how your fireplace came out! If I won the steamer I would use it to steam off all the old, ugly, wallpaper and give my walls a coat of paint in fun color.

    January 15, 2019 at 10:16 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Alicia. It will be a blessing for that.

      January 15, 2019 at 1:29 pm Reply
  • Kelly D

    I would clean my foyer tile.

    January 15, 2019 at 10:25 am Reply
  • Renee P

    I love the color that your painted the fireplace surround. It is such a big improvement to the look! If I would win the steamer, I would first go after the back seat of my car. My lovely grandson spilled some slime back there and neglected to tell me. Well, the darn stuff dried and I haven’t found anything to clean that stuff off yet. Maybe a steamer would work! Stinkpot!!!!

    January 15, 2019 at 10:34 am Reply
    • Larissa

      We are so pleased with it and are excited to finish. Oh no!! That would be awful!!

      January 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm Reply
  • Barbara Brannon

    Wow – what a difference the cleaning and new paint color makes! Great job. I had a thought as to your concrete hearth – my sister had a concrete patio and her son “stained” patterns onto the concrete that made it look like tiles. Looked beautiful – maybe check into that? Would be lots cheaper than adding tiles which can be expensive. Anyway – thanks for the tutorial – would LOVE to have a steamer as my back has gone out and the thoughts of tackling my bathroom makes me cringe! Thanks for all you do –

    January 15, 2019 at 10:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Huge difference and I’m elated. Thanks!

      January 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm Reply
  • Lynne Bohman

    I was blown away by how clean your fireplace windows became by using the steamer. Wow! I have a few places that could use that kind of cleaning power – patio furniture, bathrooms (of course), kitchen, oven. I’d love to see if it would clean our gas grill.

    January 15, 2019 at 11:11 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Right?! I am so stoked! (get it…fire…stoked. haha! ):D You will love this thing.

      January 15, 2019 at 1:32 pm Reply
  • Patricia C

    The first thing I would tackle are my carpets. I have never really been a fan of using chemicals to clean and sanitize my carpets. I really need to sanitize more often with a cat in our home.

    January 15, 2019 at 11:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

      We got rid of our carpets, but use this on our upholstery and works wonders. Also on our rugs. You will love it.

      January 15, 2019 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • Abby

    The fireplace turned out lovely,and you’ve got me trying to imagine it blue now too 🙂 The steamer looks totally handy, and I’d probably attack my bathroom with it first!

    January 15, 2019 at 11:37 am Reply
    • Larissa

      hee hee. I almost did! I like change too much tho. Maybe one day.

      January 15, 2019 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • Kimberly

    The cleaner worked great, but I am blown away by how much better the brown looks with your insert. I can’t wait to see the family room reveal.

    January 15, 2019 at 11:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Isn’t it amazing the difference it made? I am so excited to get this done. Yay!

      January 15, 2019 at 1:34 pm Reply
  • Michelle Cotter

    I would like to use it on the ceramic tile in my sunroom. Curious to see its real color! Ha!

    January 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      bwahahaha!! Too funny!

      January 15, 2019 at 1:35 pm Reply
  • Paula

    I love the brown; it looks like copper. I didn’t know that a stove could be made to look even warmer! Nice job! I’ve been wanting one of those HomeRight steamers ever since you introduced me to them. I was at a friend’s house a few days ago and she was using one on her laminate floors. I knew then that I need to move that up on my wish list because I don’t know how clean a laminate floor can get with just a damp mop (even with rinsing with clean water in the sink every few swipes). Thanks for the giveaway and tutorial!

    January 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That was the draw for me. They have a metallic version too, but I liked this better. Thanks so much! Oh yes…love it on my laminate too. Works like a dream!

      January 15, 2019 at 1:36 pm Reply
  • Becky

    Supurb!!! Now I’m wondering if I should go with something other than black next time I repaint MY fireplace?! I was JUST THIS MORNING talking to my husband about you and your steam cleaner!!! I put one on my wish list last time a kid threw up on the couch. There are just too many ways to use on of those puppies! I bet it could do something fabulous on my fridge and oven!

    January 15, 2019 at 12:16 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yeah, baby!! Go for it. tee hee. 😀

      January 15, 2019 at 1:36 pm Reply
  • Patty Soriano

    Wow! what a change! I wish we had some sort of cozy fireplace. But I think I would use my steamer to clean a greenhouse window that I’ve been saving. Thank you for your generosity, Larissa!

    January 15, 2019 at 12:25 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So crazy cool! I’m in love with the new look. My pleasure to share. I wish I had enough for everyone.

      January 15, 2019 at 1:37 pm Reply
  • Melanie Brooks

    My goodness… I didn’t even realize those were windows until you started cleaning them! 😂 That steamer is amazing!
    I love that you painted the insert brown. For some reason I never considered changing the color on mine, even though I kinda hate it in black! Thanks for the idea!

    January 15, 2019 at 12:28 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      ahahaha!! You made me LOL! That soot builds up quick, especially if the wood isn’t seasoned as well. I hadn’t cleaned it yet this year, and do it a few times each season. You should change it up…go WHITE! tee hee.

      January 15, 2019 at 1:39 pm Reply
  • Dale Cundy

    Fantastic! The insert looks so nice painted brown. 😊

    January 15, 2019 at 12:46 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It kinda has a bronze feel that suits what I’m after.

      January 15, 2019 at 1:40 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Drake

    I love the color! It almost looks bronze in the pics.

    January 15, 2019 at 1:25 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It does. The offer a metallic version of this kind of brown, but I preferred this flat look better. I can always change it up later. woot!

      January 15, 2019 at 1:40 pm Reply
  • Elle

    I would definitely use this to give my oven a good cleaning as well as my bathroom tile.

    January 15, 2019 at 2:18 pm Reply
  • Kristina Austin

    I was not so sure of the brown color when you first mentioned it, but after the reveal I love it! It blends so much nicer with the room! Cross your fingers for me winning this steam cleaner, I am buying a new home in the spring and I know it will get a lot of use!

    January 15, 2019 at 2:19 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      The black just stuck out like a black thumb. haha! I hope you do and wish you the best on your move.

      January 15, 2019 at 4:40 pm Reply
  • Nancy Carroll

    Love the brown color! I think i’d be cleaning floors first if i had the steam machine.

    January 15, 2019 at 3:06 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Me too! Thank you. It does an amazing job on all floors.

      January 15, 2019 at 4:41 pm Reply
  • Linda C Johnston

    Love the color you chose! I sure wish I win the steamer! It would literally be a God send because my hands no longer work like they used to,

    January 15, 2019 at 3:06 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I wish I had one for everyone. It’s such a chore helper.

      January 15, 2019 at 4:41 pm Reply
  • Lorinda Detlor

    I love the way you refinished your fireplace insert. It really makes the wooden beam mantle pop-!
    If I had a steam machine, I would clean my shower and bathtubs as they are made out of fiberglass material.
    They are old and I cannot after total remodels so I think this steam machine would spruce them up.

    January 15, 2019 at 3:09 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You got what I was after. Yay! I’m happy with it and so is my family. win-win. The SteamMachine works wonders in those baths.

      January 15, 2019 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Michelle H

    I bought a steam machine for myself after watching you clean your oven, and I love it!!! I just gave one to my daughter and her fiance for Christmas! If I could win this one, it would go to my oldest son!

    January 15, 2019 at 4:11 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Fantastic!! You are an awesome mama. 😀

      January 15, 2019 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Kathy

    I thought fireplace paint came only in black! Game changer! If I had the steamer I would love to try on our stove insert doors as well. And then I would use on my carpet. How about a skylight? Oh, the possibilities!

    January 15, 2019 at 4:17 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Totally!! I think it’s fun to change and makes this mama happy. I have a skylight too!

      January 15, 2019 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • Audra Taliaferro

    I have some wallpaper in my study that needs the steam to get off the glue layer. I’ve already peeled off the outer layer but the glue layer isn’t going so well!!! I could definitely use the steam machine for that!

    January 15, 2019 at 4:41 pm Reply
  • Fran

    I LUV reading your blog posts! Once again you’ve taught this ‘old dog’ a new trick!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

    January 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Aww…you just made my day, Fran. Thank you for that. I work hard to share my ideas and projects.

      January 15, 2019 at 7:04 pm Reply
  • Leslie

    Fascinating tutorial and what a cool steam machine. Impressive results! Thanks for sharing and offering the give-away with HomeRight.

    January 15, 2019 at 4:59 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m delighted to hear it, Leslie. Thank you. I know someone’s gonna love this machine! 😀

      January 15, 2019 at 7:07 pm Reply
  • Diana

    Another awesome refresh project! I can’t get over what a great job that little steamer did on your fireplace insert. I would love to have one to tackle little home projects like the shower and oven!

    January 15, 2019 at 6:06 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So fun! Thank you. It is fantastic to use and so handy too.

      January 15, 2019 at 7:11 pm Reply
  • Patty Lucas

    I have a pellet stove that is filthy. This would clean it beautifully. Thanks for doing this!

    January 15, 2019 at 6:53 pm Reply
  • Nita Chojnicki

    This was a big undertaking on your part. It is a job well done and I absolutely the color brown that you chose. It goes great for the fireplace wall.

    January 15, 2019 at 7:32 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It was so nice to have it done in a day and so easily too. Thank you.

      January 16, 2019 at 5:16 am Reply
  • Beverly Ebersole

    Love you makeover on the fireplace insert. I would do some house cleaning, oven, shower etc.

    January 15, 2019 at 7:37 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you. You will love the SteamMachine for those jobs.

      January 16, 2019 at 5:17 am Reply
  • Ann Trippy

    Looks brand new. Task well done.

    January 15, 2019 at 7:38 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Score! 😀 Thank you, Ann.

      January 16, 2019 at 5:17 am Reply
  • Lisa Wilson

    Love the brown! What a difference some paint makes

    January 15, 2019 at 7:58 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You can say that again. Paint is wonderful when used right. Thanks! 😉

      January 16, 2019 at 5:18 am Reply
  • Penny

    I’d use it to clean the bathroom shower door, well actually the whole bathroom, sinks, shower, tub. Then everything would look just great

    January 15, 2019 at 8:30 pm Reply
  • Marilyn Nawara

    I would use it to clean the tile floor and floorboards in my sunroom. This would make the job much easier.

    January 15, 2019 at 8:37 pm Reply
  • Lindsay A.

    I love reading about your projects & seeing all the ways you channel your creativity! 😀 I would tackle the kitchen floor first with the HomeRight SteamMachine Elite, then all the window seals!

    January 15, 2019 at 11:46 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Those windows seals can drive me crazy, but NO MORE. 😉

      January 16, 2019 at 5:18 am Reply
  • Tori

    Wow Larissa! That is absolutely stunning! Have you thought of doing a painted faux brick pattern on the concrete hearth? Just need paint and a sponge!
    If I had the Home Right steamer I think my first project would be all the linoleum in this mobile home! Or maybe the toilet in the boys bathroom. Yeah. Boys toilet! That would be first for sure Ha!

    January 15, 2019 at 11:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Tori! 😀 I have considered that and many things. Time will tell what will be the most effective and easy way to go. I can’t wait to be done with our room. Too funny!

      January 16, 2019 at 5:19 am Reply
  • Mya Murphy

    What a lovely makeover for your fireplace.. I need this for our entire condo!!!

    January 16, 2019 at 5:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Mya. You will love it!

      January 16, 2019 at 2:37 pm Reply
  • Cindy B

    I’d go after our teenage boy’s bathroom, ewww!

    January 16, 2019 at 6:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      haha…nuff said.

      January 16, 2019 at 2:37 pm Reply
  • Cindy Brannon

    You have inspired once again……. I would try it on our fireplace insert also!

    January 16, 2019 at 7:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds like a game plan. Yay!

      January 16, 2019 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • dianne anderson

    I have learned so many new things in just one post – that paint is a game changer!

    January 16, 2019 at 8:56 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How wonderful to hear! Thank you, Dianne.

      January 16, 2019 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • Tim

    I would try the steam cleaner in my bathroom, specifically on the grout lines.

    When I first saw the headline I thought you were prepping the brick to be painted. That is a job you can’t undo!!!

    January 16, 2019 at 12:54 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Oh yes…it’s like therapy to see that grime go buh-bye. haha. So I freaked you out, eh? No way, I’d paint sandstone. 😀

      January 16, 2019 at 2:39 pm Reply
  • Angie C.

    Love the fireplace. That mantel💞.
    I would definitely steam my stove. Then bathroom shower door and tile.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

    January 16, 2019 at 1:46 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! And it will feel so good when you do. 😉

      January 16, 2019 at 2:39 pm Reply
  • Cindy Downing

    I’m loving the brown. Just seems more cozy, comfy

    January 16, 2019 at 6:11 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It think so too. I can’t wait to see it all come together.

      January 17, 2019 at 5:10 am Reply
  • Jeremy McLaughlin

    Would first clean the bathroom with it.

    January 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • Danelle

    I love the brown! It made a huge difference! The steam machine is wonderful. Thanks for doing awesome giveaway.

    January 16, 2019 at 9:11 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I think so too. It just seems more cozy now. My pleasure!

      January 17, 2019 at 5:12 am Reply
  • Pamela Bolton

    What a difference a little steam made. I am impressed. I would love to try one on my hubby’s shower, my tile floors and the concrete on my front porch. I love a machine that seems to work like magic and makes my life easier.
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    January 17, 2019 at 11:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      So crazy cool..er…hot! 😀 You will love it.

      January 17, 2019 at 12:04 pm Reply
  • Joann Arredondo

    Beautiful job! Love the softer color!

    January 17, 2019 at 1:16 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you. It made a world of difference.

      January 17, 2019 at 9:44 pm Reply
  • Cassandra D

    First, I would tackle the bathroom with my HomeRight SteamMachine Elite.

    January 17, 2019 at 8:13 pm Reply
  • ae minx

    I love DIY like this, Make me feel like maybe I can do it too.. I’d love to tackle some ares of the bathroom with that steam cleaner

    January 17, 2019 at 8:20 pm Reply
  • Erin

    I’d wait for the next snow day and do a top to bottom cleaning starting with the baseboards.

    January 17, 2019 at 9:23 pm Reply
  • Nick F.

    I’m all about DIY, this is a great tutorial. I would tackle our bathroom and some outdoor patio furniture & fixtures with the steam cleaner.

    January 17, 2019 at 11:06 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Glad to hear it, Nick. I’m eager to do our outdoor area too. Now for the snow to melt… 🙂

      January 18, 2019 at 6:01 am Reply
  • Eileen Boyce

    I would love to use it on the ceramic tile in our bathroom and sitting room. Your insert looks great!

    January 17, 2019 at 11:25 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It will be great! 😀

      January 18, 2019 at 6:01 am Reply

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