Leslie Stocker at Colorways updated her fireplace with Pure and Original Paint. Come see her tutorial - amazing transformation! {Love My DIY Home} #PureandOriginal #DIY #Fireplaceupdate

Leslie Stocker at Colorways updated her fireplace with Pure and Original Paint. Come see her tutorial - amazing transformation! {Love My DIY Home} #PureandOriginal #DIY #Fireplaceupdate

Great tutorial on white washing a brick fireplace.  Great option if you want to change or update existing brick without painting it the traditional white, gray, or black

Great tutorial on white washing a brick fireplace. Great option if you want to change or update existing brick without painting it the traditional white, gray, or black

How to Whitewash Brick - keep this for a later reference :). Good tips about removing paint if you put too much on

How to Whitewash Brick - keep this for a later reference :). Good tips about removing paint if you put too much on

Here’s how Klemm did it: White paint with an eggshell finish was brushed on in small sections, and then wiped down with rags to remove most of the paint. (She did two coats like this, to achieve the lightness she was looking for). For a finishing touch, she sanded over all the bricks with a medium grit sanding sponge. This brought touches of the original color through and gave her the rich texture she felt was missing after the whitewashing.

Here’s how Klemm did it: White paint with an eggshell finish was brushed on in small sections, and then wiped down with rags to remove most of the paint. (She did two coats like this, to achieve the lightness she was looking for). For a finishing touch, she sanded over all the bricks with a medium grit sanding sponge. This brought touches of the original color through and gave her the rich texture she felt was missing after the whitewashing.

How I updated our fireplace by painting the outdated brass cover and used various techniques for whitewashing the brick.

How I updated our fireplace by painting the outdated brass cover and used various techniques for whitewashing the brick.

She used Annie Sloan Chalk paint and watered it down by dipping her paint brush in water and then paint.  She haphazardly painted it on.  If it was too thick for her, she dipped it in water again and went over it.   www.thepainteddrawer.com

She used Annie Sloan Chalk paint and watered it down by dipping her paint brush in water and then paint. She haphazardly painted it on. If it was too thick for her, she dipped it in water again and went over it. www.thepainteddrawer.com

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