How to whitewash a brick fireplace, a simple DIY project.
Staring with an obvious before picture of our home (this room) when we first bought it:
Keep it simple, when you get too complex you forget the obvious. – Al McGuire
When you buy a fixer-upper home you really can get carried away in a hurry!
There have been talks of changing roof lines, expanding walls, filling in a sunken living room, changing the siding, and SO MUCH MORE!
Alas, between time and money we have to keep it more simple.Dreaming is free but remodeling isn't! #salvagequotes #remodeling #homeownership
Recently we shared with you An Easy Gas Fireplace Insert Makeover. We were also working on a simple whitewash to soften the brick just a little.
The current trend seems to be to completely paint the fireplace white but I just couldn’t do it. I really do like the brick but just wanted it a little more muted.
We have painted the wood paneling and that post will be coming soon.
In the picture below the top portion has been whitewashed and the bottom has not.
Again, this is very simple!
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*Salvage Tip – Use an old paintbrush or a foam one.
- In a container, thin down paint to 50% paint 50% water….. at least.
- Test on a loose brick that is similar in color to yours if you like or in an inconspicuous spot.
- This was done approx 60% water and 40% paint, if not more. You can always add more but the take away is a killer!
- Repeat as needed.
I told you it was easy.
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