I finally tackled a project that I have had on my “to-do” list for a while, and I am so happy with the results! I’ve never been fond of the color of our brick fireplace…I thought white washing it would give it a rustic look and brighten up the room. This past weekend, I was feeling motivated and my husband offered to watch the kids, so I decided to act on this opportunity!
Here is a before picture:
I mixed together 50/50 white latex paint and water in a small bucket. I taped around the edges of the fireplace as well as around the mantle. I kept a rag and wet paper towels handy since it was drippy and got messy.
I had a little helper to help me get started :). It was tempting to go with her suggestion of painting the fireplace all different colors so that it would look like a rainbow. We discussed it and decided white wash would look best :).
The project was finished just in time for dinner! After the first coat, I had to go back over a few areas to even it out. It was messy, but not too difficult! I liked how it turned out with a little bit of the brick showing through.