(sorry it's a little blurry--I took this photo last night about 11p and I was very tired)
Yesterday I began painting my family room wall that was originally red brick. I never really liked the red brick and have wanted to paint this wall for about six years...but *someone* ::cough cough JEFF cough cough:: kept me from it. However recently, I talked him into just letting me have my way (which isn't that difficult to do) and so I ran out and got the paint. Sailcloth from Valspar. I love this color. It's just gorgeous.
This wall has been white-washed. I took the paint, poured it into a tupperware-like container and filled it half with paint and half with water. That's it. The consistency was like a rich milk. I wanted a Pottery Barn look and I am so pleased with how it turned out.
The skirting is removable so that I can put it up when company comes and I don't want them to see all the Polly Pocket Dolls and stuffed animals floating about. :) The fabric I purchased at WalMart for 50% off already-reduced prices (our WalMart was closing out their fabric section). I snagged the entire bolt (12 yards) for a wonderful $12.00. It was heaven. It was glorious. The birds began to sing! The fabric is a thicker fabric and it's actually a tight plaid with a fine red running through it.
Anyway, I'll put up more photos of the complete redo once I put away all my paint supplies and vac the carpet.
If you want to see more photos of my Brick Wall Transformation, go HERE.
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