The white is not a problem, I can paint walls. I can even paint over the pink on the vents, doorbell box, window treatments, etc... However, the fireplace is a different story. The mantle, which comes down on both sides of the fireplace itself is wood and painted white, the brick of the firplace is that terrible shade of pink.
I'd like to strip the paint off of the brick if possible. It looks pretty thick. However, sandblasting's nearly out of the question as the mantle surrounding the fireplace is wood and painted, and the carpet is pretty new and I have no intention of replacing it (just need to find a paint color to complement it once the brick's fixed). Any thoughts?