Thursday, August 12, 2010

Better Bricks

I have always loved brick but I like old or used brick, not really a fan of solid clay looking brick...
After almost 10 years living here, I FINALLY added Ralph Lauren sun fade glaze to my bricks...

Before
After
Before
After
Oh, and did you notice I painted the mantel?



10 comments:

Jamie said...

Very nice! I have a fireplace with solid red bricks and I have been thinking about painting them, maybe I'll try a glaze first. Thanks for the inspiration!

Elise said...

I LOVE the change!! Very nice...
Elise

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Looks great! I hate that red clay brick too. By the way... didn't you say you posted about the pumpkin? Or was that on Facebook? Oh and Brody was asleep so I got his cookie ;) DELISH!

Mark said...

OHMYGOSH!!! I L.O.V.E. the brick and ...THAT MANTLE!! You KNOW that's exactly what I want to do to mine. Yours turned out beautifully! Great job, Jen!! {we obviously have to get together so you can teach me :) }
~TinaW

Ruth said...

It looks great. We painted over our brick. I didn't like the contrast of the dark brick against our light walls.

Ruth

Rambling Girl said...

Yes I noticed you painted it in the first pic...you talked about doing it last year but was iffy....love the new look and all the goodies on your mantle...have not really seen it in the summer time...I love looking at mantles especially since I don't have one but want one.

3LittleByrds said...

I love the new look. Looks great.

Mimi Sue said...

So much better! Really makes a huge difference. Mimi

Rebecca said...

Wow! What an amazing difference. :) Would you mind if I featured this easy transformation in an upcoming article? I write for the Examiner.com and this month's theme is DIY home. :) Let me know, thanks!

Jill said...

LOVE it!!! I love used-brick too!
Blessings!
Jill