Total transformation in our front room!! We moved in and the room was super dark. Grey walls and dark wood all along the back of the fireplace. We painted the walls a beautiful creamy white and yesterday I German smeared the fireplace. It looks so light and bright! So happy. 😍❤️🏠 So thankful for the power of paint to change a space! swipe to see before. #downtownnoblesville #homesweethome #1900shome #vintagejunkie #transformationbusiness #germansmear
Might be a little more than excited about the project we finished this week! I think I could sit and stare at this brick wall for hours and the best part is, it isn't even real brick. We got brick paneling from @homedepot (a huge shoutout to @frills_and_drills for the idea), covered it in spackle, and then topped it off with a fresh whitewash. This faux German schmear has so much texture and character and I can't get over it. The best part about doing it yourself is that you get to decide how much or how little of the orginal brick shows through. Where would you add brick to your house
The full details, start to finish, and the lessons we learned along the way will be on the blog in the next few days. Can't wait to share this one with y'all!
Happy Valentine’s Day!! 💕My v-day wish💕I hope you find something you love doing & someone you love to do it with! We 🖤 renovating homes & adding personal touches like this white-washed old fireplace.
Showed her some love with a good old German smear & she shines like new 💁🏼♀️
Can’t wait to share a furniture piece I’ve been working on with you tomorrow! Finishing touches happening today 🛠
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Pantry! Who needs a pantry I now want this to be my little sitting room. Just kidding! I love how it turned out. Can’t wait for the new stained shelves, placed properly for better use. I love to remodel but pantry contents spread around the kitchen is a pain.
I’m pretty sure there’s at least one more wall in our home that would love this treatment.
#fauxbrick #pantry #germansmear #pantryorganization #pantrymakeover
Shaun and I are taking our time with the new house, finishing one room at a time. While saving $$$ for the next big project I am trying to do smaller, inexpensive things that make a difference.
The other night we “German Smear”ed 🤔 our fireplace. It was so easy to do and inexpensive. All you need is white mortar, gloves, and a sponge! It took about 2 hours to do!!
We are loving the result! What do you guys think Do you prefer white wash or classic red brick
#hansonhomescontruction #homeimprovement #renovation #germansmear #germansmearfireplace #whitewash
Good Monday morning! This fireplace was a #DIYproject. The mantel is #reclaimedwood which I picked out at the @realantiquewoodmill in Irvington. The bricklaying took me one afternoon, the grout and smear another. Pretty simple since this is a small space! #germansmear
What will NOT be #DIY is our latest pending #renovationproject ! 🏡🛠
Today we are expecting to hear from the seller’s attorney to finalize the contract of sale. This would be a straight #flip so we want to use contractors as much as possible to be as fast as possible! #cantwait 💁🏼♀️
To smear or not to smear, that is the question!😂 Have you heard of German smearing It’s also referred to as a mortar wash. It’s a technique where you take loosened mortar and wash it over bricks. You can leave some of the red exposed, or you could cover the entire brick surface. I mentioned I might do this in my sunroom tour and I was overwhelmed by how many of you had an opinion about this, questions etc. about the process.
I’m very inspired by Potterybarn’s recent catalog. Lots of brick walls featured and they seem to be painted, or washed and I think it looks great. Could it be time to smear
We created this accent wall close to 20 years ago and there weren’t a lot of facade brick choices. So I ended up picking this color that was always a little bit too dark for my liking. Check out my stories to see Potterybarn’s German smeared walls.
Would love to hear your thoughts and opinions so I don’t end up with paralysis analysis again!
#accentwall #germansmear #potterybarn #sunroom #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #countrylivingmag #newenglandhome
#bhghome #thecottagejournal #fixerupperstyle #diyhome #diy
Another debate ... do we curve in or leave it straight at the top