Last week I posted on my latest adventure with beadboard wallpaper – my kitchen backsplash. Well, I got inspired and decided to re-do the art above my stove.
Nearly as soon as we purchased this house, we talked about adding french doors to this entrance.
Thirty pretty panes letting in the light and airiness.
A less expensive way to add French Doors to your home is to purchase unfinished ones.
When we moved into this house, the first room I worked on was the dining room.
I think I’ve mopped 20 times in the last week.
And written “wash me” in the construction dust covering the first floor of our house.
I’m no sure if it’s more appropriate to call this project “whitewashing” or “faux painting”, because it certainly involved a bit of each.
In my research, all the “whitewashing brick” tutorials featured porous, red brick – not my flat-slabbed industrial, gray brick we found on the backside of our fireplace.
So I turned to my long-standing sound credo, let’s just wing it.
Although we haven’t been doing a ton of house projects lately – we’re in the throes of the dog days of summer, are we not? – we have been making quite a lot of headway on our porch.
I want our porch to become a cozy hangout place. While it’s too small to use for major entertaining, I can see us using it on summer and fall nights, or drinking my morning coffee on the weekends.