This weeks project was the fireplace, we had planned on white washing our red bricks to make the space brighter. I read about all the techniques and tried a few of them out before beginning. We diluted the paint using 50% white paint and 50% water. I started to apply the mixture with a paint brush while M wiped.. we decided that wasn't working.. we wanted the fireplace to be much whiter.. and the diluted paint was too watery. It was dripping everywhere and I had to go over the same place multiple times to get the brick to to look bright and white rather than murky and dirty. So I went with a dilution of 75% paint and 25% water. The we project also turned into an I project, where it was I painting and no wiping.. M considered the job not for him.. required to much patience and was too tedious for his liking.
I went slow and steady. It was a three day job but well worth it.
I also painted the brown wooden trim of the pantry doors a bright white.
and am considering taking a paint brush to the doors too. Maybe a pale yellow? Still undecided.
Now that the work was all done.. next step was furniture. While we have most of our old furniture.. it's hardly enough to fill the large space.. and some of it is just plain old. But before we start buying it was important to know where we are going to place the tv, how to divide the space, how much seating is needed. The best way to go about it, in my opinion is newspapers!
we lay out newspapers, took measurements, walked around the space.. pretend sat on our pretend furniture and then took to shopping.. the best part :) We bought some and will slowly expand from there.. and keeping an eye our for others.. hope to share more soon.
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