Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fireplace Mantle

Last week, I did some whitewashing on a red (orange? pink?) brick fireplace. It's so much prettier now. I love how the brick is not completely painted over, but it's not as bold and contrasted as it was before! Plus, it's much better with their more neutral color scheme.


Before:
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After:
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much better, huh?
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I just did a simple mix of latex paint, about 1/2 water, 1/2 paint. Maybe more like 3/4 water, 1/4 paint...somewhere between the 2! I brushed it on with a chip brush, and then kind of rubbed back...
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9 comments:

  1. Oh man, it's 6000% better! I always wonder what people were thinking when they installed orangey/pink bricks inside their homes back in the day...

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  2. I love this. It looks so natural. Thanks for including how you watered down the paint!

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  3. soo much better! I love how it looks now

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  4. REALLY NICE!! What a transformation for a little bit of paint. Great job!!

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  5. Looks awesome, I love it!

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  6. So much better....why would anyone not have this done!

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