1960's brick and dark room in basement
Jen Warnibury
April 1, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Would like to do something to this entire room including changing the brick, making it cozy and inviting. house is rustic Idaho eclectic style with natural woods, rock, etc. Not crazy about painting the brick 100 percent coverage of another color, but would be open to some accenting.
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decoenthusiaste
Brighten with lighter paint on the walls more in line with the color of carpet and sectional. replace the builder's special boob light with on a bit more "stylin."
April 1, 2014 at 5:29pm        Thanked by Jen Warnibury
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Jen Warnibury
Thanks for the comments - One of my ideas was to lightly dab white paint onto the brick (like a whitewash) and leave a cutout outline of the state of Idaho - floor to ceiling size - to the left of the fireplace (which works by the way) and perhaps a paper mache white elk head to the right of the fireplace.
April 1, 2014 at 6:58pm   
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Jen Warnibury
"river room" is just the effect of the paint... not what I would paint
April 1, 2014 at 6:59pm   
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Ab
I love the white elk idea but only against a dark paint. Young House Love had the exact same fireplace wall in one of their homes and the makeover was fab.
April 1, 2014 at 7:04pm        Thanked by Jen Warnibury
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Zyaire Boyce
I would agree with lightening the brick, but I would paint it all white , the rest of the walls can be a bright color to carry the eclectic feel
April 1, 2014 at 7:09pm     
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jeweljeans
i have a fireplace wall that i painted dark to get rid of 60's. I painted it dark brown.. With pale blue.. don't ask. better than it was. 5 years later, I'm repainting it white to brighten up the space. don't have a current picture as I have the shelving to do yet. But paint or whitewash the brick! you won't regret it. One thing I wish I had discovered prior to painting was brick stain though. I would have done a modern Grey.
April 1, 2014 at 7:20pm     
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Gravitas, Inc.
Save the brick!!!
April 14, 2014 at 5:04pm   
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