Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fireplace Makeover

So my grandma has this brick in her family room and it's pretty ugly.  I feel mean saying it, but it's true.  Sorry Grandma! =)  The brick and grout are the same color and are cold and just blah - you just can't look at it and think it's pretty.

So my aunt Sandy gave me some inspiration and we decided to paint the bricks and see if we could warm up the room.  My cousin Julia helped me out a couple days and we made fun while doing it.  But it was a lot of work - about 3 full days of painting, but it was all worth it because the end result is just fabulous! 

We painted the grout one color, and then used 3 other brown shades for the bricks.  No pattern - just completely random, but I like it that way.

I forgot to take pictures before we started, but the right side is close to what it looked like before - we had already painted the grout in this picture, but you can get an idea of how blah it was.

This is ALMOST what it looked like finished - we still had to finish the edges on a bunch of the bricks, but you get the idea - isn't it SOOOO much better! 

I just love it and it warms the room up so much - what a cheap makeover! And it makes me even happier b/c it Grandma loves it and it makes her happy.

Now, what project should I start next...

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