Something is coming…

Today I want to talk about a DIY project I did a couple months ago, but was still one of the easiest and best ones we did.  We painted our brick fireplace. I know you probably are saying to yourself “yeah, no.” but stay with me.  It’s a little time consuming, but worth EVERY SECOND.

First, you have to wash the brick. Which is just as weird and annoying as it sounds. I shredded a sponge before realizing I should use a brush. and then made a huge mess cleaning with the brush. Long story short- it took a while. After it dries, you’re left with ready to get started bricks.

This is what ours looked like before. Sorry it’s so blurry, I’m terrible about taking “before” pictures.  I get so excited and jump in before I get a picture. I’d already started priming the sides of the fireplace and filled in some of the holes with caulk.

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Here it is fully primed. This is what took the longest. Because the brick absorbs so much it took me a solid three hours to get through this part with full coverage. I know Kile’s in this picture, but don’t be fooled, he only helped with the easy peasy painting part.

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And after we painted, here she is!  The atmosphere of the room is less dingy/dated and we just LOVE the color. It took a while but I finally found the perfect grey beige to give it a “hearthy” feel but blend nicely into our “modern nature” look.

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Right now we’re gearing up to get started on the mantle (since I started putting up holiday decorations and was like “OH NO WHERE WILL WE PUT STOCKINGS?!”). I know we haven’t finished the bathroom but we’re close. We are very close.

Also….this is coming soon….

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