Probably the easiest DIY project I’ve ever done. The majority of time needed will be spent on cleaning the brick 🥴
You Will Need
White primer paint
Drop cloth for the floor
2 large buckets
Large wire brush
Large paint brush and a roller
A whole lotta rags
Thoroughly clean entire brick surface. Use soap and water and scrub those bricks til no more black comes off. This took me FOREVER lol.
In one bucket, mix 2 parts paint and one part water. Fill the second bucket halfway with water.
The process of whitewashing is painting the brick with the brush/roller and then taking a rag and wiping the wet paint immediately, in order to create the rustic, distressed look. Rinse the rags in the bucket of water as you go. Be advised – because you mixed the paint with water it is a lot more messy than it usually is. I learned this the hardway lol.
Once dry, if you want more coverage of the brick you can do more coats. Easy peasy!
I’m Kris 🙋🏻♀️ I’m a boho hippie beach mom just trying to raise a family in New England. I have a perfect 3 year old lil boy with autism, a beautiful high maintenance diva baby girl, & 2 crazy rescue dogs and we live on a lake in the woods on the seacoast of New Hampshire just outside Boston.
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I have a bachelor’s degree in psych that I don’t use at all lol and I used to be a medical/surgical assistant and worked in both orthopedic trauma as well as pediatrics. I f**kin LOVED my job & if the apocalypse ever hits I have the medical knowledge to survive 🤪
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