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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

Inspiration for Julie - Old bricks with logs in the fire place. I think I want to do something similar in a frame with small discs of wood

HOW TO USE LAMPS ON A MANTLE WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE AN OUTLET, & HOW TO HIDE THE CORDS

Inspiration for Julie - Old bricks with logs in the fire place. I think I want to do something similar in a frame with small discs of wood

White washing was done with sponge & semi gloss latex white ceiling paint from Walmart. Watch a video on youtube: "How to white wash brick". Best advice was to do it in streaks, easy on the paint & then go over it later in random areas with heavier streaks of paint. Took less than a gallon to do entire area

White washing was done with sponge & semi gloss latex white ceiling paint from Walmart. Watch a video on youtube: "How to white wash brick". Best advice was to do it in streaks, easy on the paint & then go over it later in random areas with heavier streaks of paint. Took less than a gallon to do entire area

painting brick fireplace before and after | How to Whitewash a Dated Brick Fireplace | DIY My Homes

How to Whitewash a Dated Brick Fireplace

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, 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.

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