Leslie Stocker at Colorways updated her fireplace with Pure and Original Paint. Come see her tutorial - amazing transformation! {Love My DIY Home} #PureandOriginal #DIY #Fireplaceupdate

Brick Fireplace Update by Leslie Stocker

Leslie Stocker at Colorways updated her fireplace with Pure and Original Paint. Come see her tutorial - amazing transformation! {Love My DIY Home} #PureandOriginal #DIY #Fireplaceupdate

This week we meet the Ermoian family. This couple had a serious love of all things coastal and wanted that represented throughout their home. They decided...

This week we meet the Ermoian family. This couple had a serious love of all things coastal and wanted that represented throughout their home. They decided...

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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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.

She used Annie Sloan Chalk paint and watered it down by dipping her paint brush in water and then paint.  She haphazardly painted it on.  If it was too thick for her, she dipped it in water again and went over it.   www.thepainteddrawer.com

She used Annie Sloan Chalk paint and watered it down by dipping her paint brush in water and then paint. She haphazardly painted it on. If it was too thick for her, she dipped it in water again and went over it. www.thepainteddrawer.com

Monica's fireplace makeover…beautifully whitewashed brick.  For us, grey washed brick with a lighter grey paint color to flank the fireplace…actually, a greige would likely be better because the warmth of the brick still comes through...

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Monica's fireplace makeover…beautifully whitewashed brick. For us, grey washed brick with a lighter grey paint color to flank the fireplace…actually, a greige would likely be better because the warmth of the brick still comes through...

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