The Power of Paint

Happy Monday, in spite of the brrrrrr around here!  Here’s a quick BEFORE/AFTER for you today about the amazing power of a few buckets of paint.   A certain eagle eyed chica commented about my painted brick on Instagram last night and it occurred to me that I hadn't shared this scary BEFORE with you folks.  A few years back I painted the brick fireplace wall of the living room in our ranch.  Now, for a little backstory, understand that this was battle royale between the mr. and me for about 4 years.  I begged him to let me paint the horrible orangey 70s brick – it was terrible, horrible, no good, very bad and dark in an already dark North facing room.  After years of my whining, he finally caved.

Christmas 2009 - so many sad shades of orange, brown and red - everywhere

Christmas 2012

What a difference!  The paint immediately brightened the room and had an enlarging effect.  Sorry about the grainy shot - late night Instagram pic.  Here are two from last year to give you a clearer picture.

Victory is always mine!

All photos by mrs. V
kisses,  mrs. V


My Crafty Home Life said...

Enough said! That is perfect. Love the table and rug, too.

MFAMB said...

dear god yes. brick fireplaces are almost always better white.
chez v is good looking.