First I wanted to paint it...then I went against it. I googled white washed brick to my hearts content, but I still could not decide.
Brick, I mean, it's just SO permanent, once you change it, there's no going back with out a ton of work and even then you're pretty much never getting the original facade again.
I found a blog called Beneath My Heart, and loved her white wash bricks so much that I really wanted to give it a go. I'd searched for SOME TIME, and believe me it was NOT an easy decision. But this lovely lady's bricks looked so nice I had to try.
I was skeptical in that my bricks were red. But, what the hey, no turning back. I committed myself to the project and never looked back.
I found some of my old Olympic semi gloss white latex paint and mixed 1 cup of water per 1 cup of paint. Sometimes I would add a little more water as I went along.
I brushed each brick individually with one coat of paint and let some of the red brick soak it up and show through. Once it was all dry, I knew I had made a wise decision. The room looks a million times better and the brick has character. I am in love! - I hope to get a better picture in daylight :) SO MUCH BETTER!!
After, with one coat, it's so much better:)) Whenever I finally do complete this room I am filling it with my Pottery Barn knock off furniture and items :))
Below: Ignore the clutter, the room is still being renovated (my ceilings are NOT sloped, it's just the angle of the camera).
Seriously, a very timely process :))
I totally love it and am so glad I went for it!
Below: A before shot of the bricks
::Please, I beg of you to ignore the clutter, this room is a far ways from being finished :))
Please take a look at how much I have changed the carport extension already:
Another Partially after, Pier 1 import curtains and Kohl's rattan pumpkin and owl :))
Next up?? Ripping up the carpet and making the plywood sub floor look like LARGE Dark Wood Plank Flooring. I can't wait. This home has come a LOOOONG way!!