Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

Our house was built in the 1960's and we fell in love with the character of the older architect. That, coupled with the location and the yard is why we bought it, however, it is constantly a work in progress.  The fireplace, like so many from that time, had been painted over rather than staying the same brick color for all these years.  Ours was painted white, which did give it an updated look, yet you can imagine how hard it was to keep the darn thing cleaned every time you lit a fire.  So again, I enlisted the help of my trusted friend and interior designer, Scarlett, and she suggested a nice, dark grayish color called Black Fox from Sherwin Williams to do the trick.  Here's my before picture....


And here's the after...



So do you like the darker color?

9 comments:

  1. I do - it looks great! I love older homes, too!

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  2. Looks very nice!
    I hope you like to follow each other.

    X, Ancia
    http://overdivity-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  3. Yes I LOVE this color! It is very classy and different. Your friend is very smart!

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  4. you have a beautiful blog!
    is great! :)

    adds to the followers and will be very nice and when you will follow my blog! :)

    Diamentica ♥

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  5. Love the clock! Thanks for the following. Your blog is lovely!

    Follow me if you like!
    http://fashionarymonster.blogspot.com/

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  6. Oh my goodness, if you aren't just the cutest thing ever!!! I love all the fashion looks and the fireplace is looking so new and modern!!! So glad to have made your blogging acquaintance, now we're officially buddies (c:

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  7. Great color! New colors can make all the difference in the world...

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  8. very cute =)

    Please, visit my blog and tell what you think ^^ And we can follow each other if you want =)

    http://dreamloveshop.blogspot.com/

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