Brick in natural…before the makeover ;) The only cleaning I did was to vacuum really well.
Used a large pyrex measure cup. I had the paint on hand—just the white from the mantle. I poured in 2 cups.
I mixed in slowly 1.5 C of water. My brick was dark so I didn’t want to water the paint down too much.
The consistency was a little bit thinner than glue.
I had 2 old rags on hand, some rubber gloves and a Prudy paint brush.
Sorry for the poor picture quality…wanted to show how to brush the paint on (be careful of splashes!) I brushed on 3 bricks and then pounces the rag to take some paint off. Also, before I started I taped off perimeters.
Took about 2 hours start to finish!!! Not bad for a FREE project (well, I do have to replace my measuring cup…but that is it!)
Tulip picture not staying….just playin around…SOOO excited what we found to put there!
The vases are being filled—-oh, you want to know with what?? Stay tuned!
Stay tuned….more of this mantel redo coming soon ;)