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MY FAVE PIC SO FAR>>>Dazzling drum lamp shades in Living Room Farmhouse with Distressed Brick next to Red Brick Fireplace alongside Formal Living Room and Interior Brick Walls

MY FAVE PIC SO FAR>>>Dazzling drum lamp shades in Living Room Farmhouse with Distressed Brick next to Red Brick Fireplace alongside Formal Living Room and Interior Brick Walls

The Dream Beam! Using Faux-Beams for a Gold-Medal Style on a Fools-Gold Budget

The Dream Beam! Using Faux Beams for a Gold-Medal Style on a Fools-Gold Budget

brick all the way up mantle all the way around The Dream Beam! Using Faux-Beams for a Gold-Medal Style on a Fools-Gold Budget

best paint colors to coordinate with red or purple toned brick fireplace

The Best Paint Colours for Walls to Coordinate With a Brick Fireplace

Have a red brick fireplace with dark wood mantel? This is a great example of how to dress it up and bring out the best in it! From the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of KC Weddings.

Except with a wood stove in it - Have a red brick fireplace with dark wood mantel? This is a great example of how to dress it up and bring out the best in it! From the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of KC Weddings.

Here’s how Klemm did it: White paint with an eggshell finish was brushed on in small sections, and then wiped down with rags to remove most of the paint. (She did two coats like this, to achieve the lightness she was looking for). For a finishing touch, she sanded over all the bricks with a medium grit sanding sponge. This brought touches of the original color through and gave her the rich texture she felt was missing after the whitewashing.

15 Fireplace Remodel Ideas for Any Budget

Here’s how Klemm did it: White paint with an eggshell finish was brushed on in small sections, and then wiped down with rags to remove most of the paint. (She did two coats like this, to achieve the lightness she was looking for). For a finishing touch, s

painted brick fireplace

How to Update your Fireplace – 5 Easy Ideas

I would love to painted my dated brick fireplace and builtins but I'm chicken. 5 Dramatic Fireplace Remodels from around the web - Painting Brick.

* *Update - May 2016 Some of you may have been watching Fixer Upper lately - you'll notice that  sweet ol' Joanna Gaines has used this EXACT method in some of the houses  that they've been renovating down in Waco. She calls it "German Smear" and  has been using it to change the looks of many homes this season. You're  welcome Jojo!  One of the first things I knew I wanted to do when we purchased our home  was to white-wash the brick. I wasn't sure what method I wanted to do  specifically but…

How To: Mortar Wash (German Smear) a Brick Fireplace (Updated May 2016)

* *Update - May 2016 Some of you may have been watching Fixer Upper lately - you'll notice that sweet ol' Joanna Gaines has used this EXACT method in some of the houses that they've been renovating down in Waco. She calls it "German Smear" and has been

Red brick w/ neutral walls...only we have black mortar.  :-P

Traditional Family Room by Jane Kelly, Designer for Airoom LLC dark floors -- light furniture -- make the mid-tone brick seem to melt into the background.

DIY Whitewashed brick fireplace using white paint and water. Cheap and easy!

Painted Brick Fireplace: The Power of Whitewash!

What ceiling fan would look like in family room, as well as crown molding above fire place. Like curtain pattern, too.

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Fireplace makeover with reclaimed wood mantel. Simply covered the red brick with white mortar, then sponged and scraped off in spots.

I might need this one day: Fireplace makeover with reclaimed wood mantel. Simply covered the red brick with white mortar, then sponged and scraped off in spots. by tomsik

green-blue grays; color tips based on which direction the room faces

8 Most Popular Blue and Green Blend Paint Colours: SW and BM

sherwin williams silver strand is a subtle blue gray colour with just a dob of green to soften it. Shown with red brick fireplace. One of Joanna Gaines' most used paint colors.