I've been dreaming of white painted brick homes for years now. I've pinned and drooled over hundreds of pictures of painted brick homes hoping to maybe one day have one. My aunt and uncle lived in an old white brick cottage and when I visited them as a little girl, I just fell in love with that little house. The love affair has continued but I knew living in an old home was not for us because we don't have the ability or money to maintain and fix it up. So here is the home we have decided to settle down in. It is only 15 years old and although it is a pretty and traditional red brick home, it wasn't the white cottage I dreamed of. We finally decided to take the plunge, follow
our my dreams and paint the brick.
Here is the before:
From red/orange brick with a green door. I recently added the black shutters.
To freshly painted white brick and a classic black door
The next step in the makeover will be these columns. They are fluted and round now but I think they need to be square to give it more of a cottage look so we are going to frame them in hopefully in the next few months.
If you have ever dreamed of painted brick, but don't live in an old home, here is proof that you can get that old-house character in a newer home.