I am married to the most wonderful man….he listens to all these ideas in my head…so patiently—gives me time to figure them all out—keeps listening—and really does give me free-rein when it comes to decorating. We have the same taste…which is a plus—when I mentioned painting the brick—at first he questioned it a little. “Well can we get the paint off someday if we don’t want it painted?”, sorry no, it is there to stay. “Oh, well, ok—yeah sure—go for it—I am sure it will look awesome.”
I have been thinking about this for a good year….realizing I can never go back—and finally I am good with that. While we were coming home from breakfast on New Year’s Day we drove by this gorgeous house that had a whitewashed brick—we both looked at it and said LOVE THAT! So, I knew I was good to go..thanks honey….love you bunches!
Thanks for your encouragement! I sure do love the comments!!! Keep them coming! Thanks!
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 ;)