We love this post. It captures how easy it is to recover from too much exposed brick or not enough during the limewash process.
From @styleberrycreative "Now part two of the paint process involves a "wash off." I (and I know you'll be super surprised by this😜) had a very specific idea of the "after" on this and it didn't involve a huge wash off. So basically I sprayed the wall and used a sponge to start revealing a couple bricks here and there. I'm a little unsure if I like it...but good news is that if I don't, all I have to do is slap another coat of white on the spot I uncovered! :) I have now officially run out of paint so I have to give my hands a rest while I wait for another bucket to get here. A welcomed rest, indeed. This has been a labor of love! #renobystyleberry
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#romabiopaints #RomabioBioCalceClassico #Avorio #nontoxic #allnatural #mineralpaint #paintedbrick #brickpaint #limewash #limewashpaint not #germanschmear or #germansmear, easier! :)
No rain 🌧, the grass is super green 💚, and a few new flowers are planted🌸! It’s a good day! Just looked at a couple of open houses in my area, and shocked at how insanely high the housing market is in the Bay Area. Feeling very grateful for what we have. 💗
Happy Spring Break! The house is quiet.... So a little DIY project! My FIL asked what color I was going to paint.... I said this is what it is supposed to look like! My MIL said it looks like a mess to me! 😂😂😂 Well...... it may not be Pinterest perfect... But I’m trying! Lol! 👏💪 #germansmear #fireplace #diy #messy
Start to finish the smear took about 5 hours (with the help of my sister). ❤ She wanted a lot more red, he wanted painted white so we are somewhere in between with this wall. #compromise Next step is getting the mantle stained and hung! Any volunteers🙋♀️ #germansmear #brickfireplace #renovation #remodel
We have a really #cool #project underway as part of an £80k #renovation of a beautiful carstone #cottage in #Dersingham. This section of the main #barn will have a #germansmear applied to the bold red brick. We will use a #lime mix with buff colouring to achieve a reclaimed (previously rendered) brick effect. Watch this space!
Doing a mortar wash on our brick is one of our next (and by far most terrifying) projects. I think it adds such a gorgeous, old-world charm to brick. Should we go for it! ( 📷 by: @gimmeshelterdesigns @atlantahomesmag)
Don't take our word for how amazing Romabio Classico Limewash is - just listen to your neighbors, folks in your neighborhood and neighboring states. Praise from @styleberrycreative "In progress: it goes on looking like there is no way it will cover, but once the water evaporates, it's a beautiful matte texture and white as can be. This color is Avorio (there are a few more!) and it's a pure white. The drips can be hosed/power washed off and I wiped any that got on the painted siding off with a sponge. It's not hard, but laborious and time consuming, as you have to work it into the mortar horizontally and vertically. I could not do it without their awesome brush. I'll share that after the next round..."
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#renobystyleberry #romabiopaints #RomabioBioCalceClassico #Avorio #nontoxic #allnatural #mineralpaint #paintedbrick #brickpaint #limewash #limewashpaint not #germanschmear or #germansmear, easier! :) @romabiopaints
Been a little MIA, because of projects and life. Here’s one I finally finished up today- my “ German Smeared” fireplace in our breakfast / family sitting room. For the longest time, hubs didn’t want me to touch the brick( it has only ever been his only request in our home) but he finally caved!! 🤪 I won!
✨The days are long but the years are short✨
It seems unreal that we are coming to the end of our #adventurehouse journey. 18 months living in a loft inside of an old car dealership with 5 people seems like a dream. Quinn was 5 months old the day left our sweet family home to move toward our dreams. Scared was an understatement.
Going after the scary stuff is no easy thing. We’ve been tested and set back so many times. It could have broken us but instead we came out so much stronger🖤 #thankspersonaldevelopment
I got a few minutes to just sit at the new house (of course I had to take my first official brick selfie😜) Sitting there, thinking about actually getting to move in a few weeks seems so unreal, surreal, dreamy and terrifying. Side note: Do you ever get scared something tragic will happen when things are going good🤦🏼♀️ It’s been in the plans for years but not possible until recently👉🏻possible because we were living paycheck to paycheck and I needed to lose 45 pounds... we jumped. That’s the easiest way to explain it. My job (working on my health journey, helping others do the same, failing forward, sharing the good with the bad, being present on social media, drinking a dang good shake, sweating, growing friendships, all done while my boys sleep)
MY JOB👉🏻it can be your job too. #sideJOBforlife
Nothing to lose🖤everything to gain🖤