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* *Update - May 2016 Some of you may have been watching Fixer Upper lately - you'll notice that sweet ol' Joanna Gaines has used this EXACT method in some of the houses that they've been renovating down in Waco. She calls it "German Smear" and has been using it to change the looks of many homes this season. You're welcome Jojo! One of the first things I knew I wanted to do when we purchased our home was to white-wash the brick. I wasn't sure what method I wanted to do specifically but ...
Notice the Details: The Limewash - New House Gets a 19th-Century Makeover - Southernliving. The custom mixture of lime, pigment, and water penetrates the brick facade, rather than forming a layer over it, resulting in a finish that has instant patina and can last hundreds of years. Love it? Get it!Paint: BioCalce Limewash; romabio.com
Black and white is classic. It's a simple yet bold statement that can be really be used in any room. In this kitchen, I think the stark white cabinets is offset perfectly by the black oven. The amazing distressed white brick backsplash continues the feeling of old world charm. I love the open shelves one either side of the stove. If I were to change up one things, I would rather have wide oak floors rather than black tile on the floor to echo the wooden shelves on either side of the oven.