Welcome Spring

After a long winter I'm so excited for spring to finally really be here. I think I'm going to take a little break from blogging and really enjoy the season. I have so many projects that I'm really looking forward to working on. Hope you all have a wonderful Spring time!

Monday, August 16

Did I really paint the brick? You bet!

The brick around my daughter's wood burning stove was this old dingy yellow color that made the stove stick out like a sore thumb. (I wonder where that expression came from...) We had painted the wood paneling in that room a turtle green, which made the brick stand out even more... So, I painted it!I used the turtle green paint and a Shur Line brush, it was the perfect size for the brick. I painted some of the bricks dark and some of them lighter allowing the original color to show through.

I did about a three foot section at a time, and then before the paint dried I brushed on some mahogany wood stain (my favorite).

I worked it in with a rag, blending it in with the green paint. When I got a hard edge that had dried before I had worked it in, I just used a little paint thinner on a rag to blend it in.

What a difference it made!
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  1. OH MY GOSH! Christy you are so smart and brave. I would never dare to do that. It looks soo AWESOME! Good job!

  2. Thanks, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be..it's just getting up the nerve to do it.

  3. Wow that's beautiful! Thanks for sharing:)

  4. Wow and definitely wow! What an incredible job. Most of the brick painting projects I have seen are of painting the brick out white (which I think always looks nice, too) but I love the way you created the warmth,depth,soft contrast and bricky-ness into this area.

  5. Wow is right! What a difference it makes. Blending the colors like that. The bricks fit in with the room and the stove now.


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