Friday, February 15, 2013

A Brick Trinity

  I have never liked the bricks on my house.  Red, that orange red.  Truly red bricks must be fired longer, and cost more.


4 sides brick, and backdrop focal point to every garden view.  When is the last time you looked at your home whilst walking the garden?
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Must find the correct 'white' to brush the bricks.
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Aside from 'aging' the bricks, the whitewash adds 'depth' & 'texture'.
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Sold, I adore trinities (and epiphanies): age, depth, texture.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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5 comments:

Kathy said...

Let me know when you find the correct white to age the bricks. I also love it. Your blog is wonderful!

Maryanne White said...

Limewash...

penelopebianchi said...

I love painted brick; also! Lots of people sandblasted the paint off the brick that was meant to be painted; and it looks like hell!

Old, hand made brick looks lovely whitewashed; but I am not sure. See the orange brick on our daughter's before house; It was not good!!!

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

Why do some people go nuts if you tell them you want to paint brick?

Raw, red brick indoors drives ME nuts, so I always paint it.

Outdoors, I once whitewashed the brick of an entire foundation, just to tone it down. It was easy.

penelopebianchi said...

I completely agree!