Sandi’s Whitewash Brick Fireplace

It’s always great to hear from readers who have been inspired by a project I’ve done!!  Sandi, one of my GREAT readers, emailed me some before and after pictures of her fireplace that she whitewashed.

Before:

Sandis White Wash Brick - Before

After:

Sandis White Wash Brick - After

Close-up:

Sandis White Wash Brick - After Close up

Sandi said her family has just relocated from Chicagoland to the Louisville area and she was decorator for two stores in Chicago.  She said she’s missing her job, so she’s been decorating her house to keep the artistic juices going.

I feel your pain, Sandi, we are in an apartment right now because our house sold and we haven’t found/built another one yet so I’m feeling downright depressed with my lack of creative outlet.

Until then, I just get to look at pictures…sigh… speaking of pictures, I love to look at all the lovely whitewashed brick homes out there.

If I had my way we’d do a whitewash house….

white wash brick house 1

 

Or a smeared mortar house…

smeared mortar brick house

 

This is smeared mortar, too, cool huh?

This is how they said they did this one:  “Brick with mortar Hampton brick from Boral Bricks. We used white mortar (and white sand) and had the brick masons “smear” a little mortar on… the bricks with their trowel as they went. We also pressure washed the brick lightly at the end of the job…. Bricks and it is called “hampton”. It is a queen sized brick. The mortar is white…. basic red brick. Really, the look here is achieved through the white mortar and by having a really good brick mason….”

Ever since I white washed my fireplace, I drive around looking at houses and think, “That house would look so cute whitewashed.”  ………..I’m obsessed!!

Thinking about doing some German Smear or White wash your brick?  I’ve been collecting info on it, you can see what I have so far here:

Easy way to Limewash your brick which gives an extremely close look to German Smear

Lisa’s German Smeared fireplace

Ann’s Exterior Brick German Smear

How to German Smear your brick

White Wash Brick vs Painted Brick vs German Smear

Sandi’s Whitewash Brick Fireplace

My painted fireplace – before I knew about German smear, lol

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4 thoughts on “Sandi’s Whitewash Brick Fireplace

  1. Hello!
    How do I find someone really good to whitewash the brick on my new home? I don’t like the brick I picked, it is an orange brick. I can’t find anyone to do it.
    Thanks
    Nonnie

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  2. ELAINE E MACNEIL says:

    I LOVE THE LOOK–I WANT TO DO IT IN MY KITCHEN BECAUSE I HAVE BRICK WALLS AND BACKSPLASH AND I AM GETTING TIRED OF THE ORDINARY LOOK. CARPENTER IS TELLING ME IT WOULD BE VERY HARD TO TAKE IT ALL DOWN AND PUT UP WALL BOARD–AND PRICEY–SO WHAT DO I GET? ANY SPECIAL MORTAR–WHAT DO I ASK FOR? AND THEN SMEAR AND WIPE DEPENDING ON THE LOOK I AM GOING FOR?? I WANT MED-TO- HEAVY–SPONGE IT ON OR TROWEL? THANKS ANY TIPS YOU CAN GIVE ME—ELAINE

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  3. Where did you find the decorative fireplace vent covers? They look very nice.

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