Mondays with MomEvery other Monday, Amy's mum shares a peek into her home.

Painted Brick Fireplace

I like yellow, I like brick; but I don’t like yellow brick in my living room. So after 5 years of looking at a yellow brick wall I decided to paint it…yellow. It is now a slightly darker hue than the other walls and really opened up and gave the whole room a fresh, coordinated look.

First I primed the brick so the color of the paint would be true. Then I brushed on the paint (I decided to use a brush rather than rolling on the paint because there were lots of little holes and crevasses where a roller may not cover). Invest in a quality paint… it covers with one coat – I used less than a gallon!

Note from Amy: I just have to say, my Dad was a total skeptic about this project. He’s a bit of a brick purist. But guess who still, weeks later, daily comments on how much he loves it? Mmm hmm. My momma knows how to decorate. I particularly love how her decor pops so much more now!

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Marcia lives in Edmond, OK, where she is a funeral home administrator. She has a big heart, warm personality, and mad homemaking skills that make people feel right at home.

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  1. Tiffany Blackstone says:

    I love how it turned out! I would probably have been a skeptic too. 😉 The decor is really pretty & that’s something I’m not very good at. I think it has something to do with not having the time to shop for that type of thing with 4 kids. 😉