Spring is in the air and with it is the itch to freshen things up a bit. And lately, whenever i think of "freshening up" i think of things to paint. Sometimes this makes Handy Andy a little nervous but usually he's a real good sport about it. Last Spring we tackled our icky brick fireplace and built-in shelves.
Click here for some details. This year, the exterior of our house is in need fresh paint and with it i'm hoping to also paint the brick. Here's how we look now:
This is a close-up of the same icky-colored brick that was on our fireplace.
I'm not sure what colors, white seems to be pretty popular but maybe a light gray might be nice. We also want to paint and or replace the shutters.... Anyway, here are some of the inspiration pics i've been collecting. Do you have any color suggestions??
House #1 before
House #2 before
House #3 before
house # 4 beforehouse # 4 After- this one is my favorite. isn't it lovely?!
this last house is just a great example of what a difference paint can do to brighten indoor brick as well.http://www.younghouselove.com/2010/06/reader-redesign-brick-be-gone