The red brick fireplace surround in our family room has got to go. After living with it for over a year, I am 99.9% sure that painting the brick white is the right choice for us. The red-brown brick competes with the wood tones in the rest of the room, feels dated and is nearly impossible to keep clean. Um, vacuuming brick isn’t my idea of a good time.
I know a few coats of warm white paint will instantly freshen things up and make me fall in love with this renovated – but not finished! – room all over again. Adding horizontal planks to the unfinished section above the fireplace will frame out the TV and give us the clean look we’re after.
But, first, a little inspiration to psych me up for a weekend painting project.
Helllllooooooooo white brick.