3053 painted brick fireplace Stories
Yes, You Can Use Brick in the Kitchen
"lowdown on brick and brick veneer: whether or not to seal it, how to make a brick veneer... using brick in the kitchen, and that’s a shame. Brick can lend a wonderful historic... a thin brick veneer will look oh so faux. There’s no need to fear. Here’s the lowdown... most brick companies like Acme Brick offer a 'brick slice' or 'thin... I'll take brick anywhere! As long as it isn't painted. Brick is beautiful in its..."
Raw Materials Revealed: Brick, Block and Stone Help Homes Last
Learn about durable masonry essentials for houses and landscapes, and why some weighty-looking pieces are lighter than they look
"longevity of brick, block and stone. In this time of increased attention to green building... about not painting exterior brick, and IMO that should apply to interior brick, too.... century) are brick.....painted brick. I was told this was because the earlier builders... the dark brick fireplace stained or painted? And if so, with what products and color... their own bricks locally, but they're too porous, and painting regularly is a simple..."
Kitchen of the Week: Brick, Wood and Clean White Lines
"original brick but adds an eat-in area and bright new cabinets... The brick is protected like our fireplace brick is, and if soiled is easy to clean... I love brick, i've always loved brick, and this kitchen hits the nail on the head... kept the brick. And the white makes the brick pop, the touches of metal and softer... ceilings and brick hearth. It looks like a great place to raise two kids! Paint colors... with the brick. It works! i love the look of the brick; but next to the stove? how..."
Design Workshop: Wonderful Material Marriages
"glass and paint, brick and steel — just belong together... wood. The painted brick wall, also adds a lot to the space… http://www.houzz.com/pho... glass over paint in the narrow hallway was brilliant! Most of the time I skip over articles... touches a painted wall or a glass one, you've got to clean it. Ah-so, Gee Spot, not true... touch a painted wall all day with clean fingers and not cause a problem, but put those..."
How to Remodel Your Fireplace
"Bring your fireplace design up to snuff with this makeover lowdown... large brick fireplaces prevail, this can pose a challenge. What do you do? Cover... The fireplace is often the most commanding element in any room it’s in. Size and... Cover it, paint it, rip it out? Here’s what to consider.... ceiling brick fireplace Here is a full brick wall fireplace removed and then rebuilt... old red brick fireplace... Painted brick "can easily be changed." Really? How?..."
Bulletproof Decorating: How to Pick the Right Kind of Paint
Choose a paint with some heft and a little sheen for walls and ceilings with long-lasting good looks. Here are some getting-started tips
"ose a paint with some heft and a little sheen for walls and ceilings with long-lasting... kind of paint you choose. The right blend, finish and color can make a difference in... how the paint wears and resists grime and abuse. Here’s what you need to know to... different paint. I don't like to paint more than I have to, and this paint is great... anyone-but painting with Behr is like painting with skim milk vs painting with cream...."
10 Ideas for a Fireplace Facelift
From dramatic, artistic designs to small but unexpected details, these ideas for fireplaces are superhot
"retro fireplace surrounds or tacky blackened glass fireplace doors. If you're remodeling... A fireplace is always a big design opportunity. Unfortunately, many of us are stuck... turn your fireplace into a focal point with impact, there are many possibilities, from... designed fireplaces. Some are highly dramatic, while others are subtle. Some required... on or paint. What they all have in common is that they were all designed to fit into..."
Paint Your Bookcases to Transform Your Room
Give your shelves some color for a whole new look. Here are 10 examples, from subtle to bold, and some styling tips to try
"lick of paint, whether bold or subtle, all over or as an accent, can completely change... to use paint to transform your shelves, plus styling tips to make the most of your... so we painted the brick fireplace a sort of muted mint green (a lake green) and then... issue of painting or not painting a bookshelf, I am quite tired of overly curated, overly... about painting the backs of wood shelving and not painting the rest? I like oil finished..."
Paint Picks: Be Brave with Black
"black is a paint color that many shy away from, but it can make a huge impact in your... black paint in your interiors to pack a punch and elevate your space.... When I painted my brick fireplace (was horrible peachy colored brick) I went nearly... color to paint a room & so glad to see this post with great looking black rooms. When... clients paint their guest bath black (sorry no professional pix yet). Similar to the..."
9 Inventive Materials for Memorable Fireplace Mantels
Bypass plain brick in favor of these choice materials, for a fireplace mantel that's anything but ordinary
"plain brick in favor of these choice materials, for a fireplace mantel that's anything... rested over fireplaces for centuries. Mantels display our family photos, art and accessories... every fireplace, it should be worthy of displaying your most cherished items. See... standing fireplace? My son just bought a home which has a brick fireplace but no mantle... stone fireplace... You can call any place that sells all that fireplace stuff and..."
EXPOSED! Show Off Your Bricks
"or even painted white, exposed brick adds texture and gives us something to notice... posed brick has had kind of a trend roller coaster ride. When true lofts became all... exposed brick, especially when it is original to the space and helps tell the story... exposed bricks. It's really cool! my daughter's bedroom... space. Painting the bricks white makes this room so serene and light. The bricks provide... off the bricks. This is a great example of how the older material, bricks, can work..."
My Houzz: Ecofriendly and Salvaged Style in a Montreal Triplex
Repurposed materials, graywater reuse, and no-VOC paints make for a resourcefully earth-friendly home in Quebec
"no-VOC paints make for a resourcefully earth-friendly home in Quebec... exposed brick without much ornamentation/art... brick is beautiful i love it. It has... of the brick work, or remove any residue of paint or plaster, was any work done to... on that brick. Again to those not in Montreal, these brick walls are a classic feature... whether the bricks are sand stock, bricks, with lime/sand mortar joints, if so was the..."
How to Make Your Brick House Feel at Home in the Landscape
"Brick is one of the most popular choices for home exteriors in the U.S. For many... with its brick exterior, grand scale and formal lines, personifies the American dream... made of brick, stone, siding or stucco, we can take some cues from our houses to make... NO, to painting brick. Our brick was on part of the front porch and was not attractive... careful when painting and there was paint on the brick in places. I struggled with painting..."
Brick Floors: Could This Durable Material Work for Your House?
You love the old-world look, but will you like the feel of it underfoot? Learn the pros and cons of interior brick flooring
"about brick floors — they imbue a home with a storied, old-world feel and emit a... nostalgia. Bricks combine the durability of tile or stone with the warm colors of wood... considering brick floors for your home, keep these considerations in mind.... I love brick flooring and I have an upcoming project of aging existing red brick flooring... con's of brick flooring. I love to use brick flooring in high traffic areas because..."
How Brick Fits Into Today’s Gardens
Natural brick is often considered a traditional building material. Here’s how people are using it in contemporary gardens too
"tural brick is often considered a traditional building material. Here’s how people... against a brick garden wall warmed by the autumn sun, I pondered whether this ancient... gardens? Brick has been a favorite material for gardens for centuries, from Roman courtyards... found brick laying to be a form of relaxation and built an extensive wall at his... garden. Brick, which has been with us in one form or another since humans first started..."