Yesterday I got to work at the home of two of my favorite client's! Bill & Gail White are my sister's in-laws and I've had the chance to work with them multiple times on different abstract painting projects and they're always wonderful to work with. When Gail reached out to me to see if I would be interested in white washing their fireplace, I was so pumped!
Anyone who knows me knows that I love painting all. of. the. things.
So I headed to their place yesterday morning and finished up this project in just about two and 1/2 hours.
I love the way it turned out!
If you're interested in whitewashing your own fireplace, I highly recommend using Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in "Everlasting". You can pick this up at your local Home Depot or Michaels. Just be sure that you don't paint INSIDE the fireplace. This pretty paint is not fire resistant, so be safe!
*For the inside of the fireplace, I wanted to cover up the soot marks and really freshen it up, so I used heat resistant paint (which you can also purchase at Home Depot). Again - you have to be careful when painting the interior of a fireplace, be sure to read the fine print! The brand I use can not come in direct contact with flames. This was fine because the White's don't plan to use their fireplace as more than a decorative piece.
& there you have it! I'd love to hear what you think! Are you a fan of the whitewashed look? Do you prefer your bricks to be fully painted? Or left completely alone? Comment below!
Happy Friday friends! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)
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