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20+ Faux Brick DIY Projects that are Budget-Friendly!

Over 20 faux brick DIY projects to try! Incorporate the beauty of brick (without hiring a bricklayer!) through brick veneer, brick wall panels, faux brick tile, and brick stencils. Would you like to add architectural character, warmth, and texture to your home? Try brick. Well, faux brick, that is! Faux brick is both DIY and …

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German Schmear vs. Mortar Wash vs. Limewash

What is the difference between German Smear, Mortar Wash, and Limewash? Learn the pros and cons of each technique: german schmear vs. mortar wash vs. limewash. If you’re considering refinishing your brick exterior, you might be confused by all the different options – I know I was! German Schmear vs. Mortar Wash vs. Limewash… what …

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Before & After Photos of German Schmear Fireplaces

Does your fireplace need a makeover? These before and after photos of German Schmear (or ‘smear’) fireplaces will inspire you to update your brick or stone hearth! Our German Schmear brick fireplace project has been a hit, which got me thinking: wouldn’t it be great to see German Schmear (also called ‘smear’) in other homes, …

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Before & After Photos of German Schmear Exteriors

Does your home’s exterior need a makeover? These photos of German Schmear makeovers (also called German smear) will inspire you to update your brick home! Does your brick exterior need an update? These 6 home exteriors were freshened up with a timeless look. Each of these German schmear before and after photos are a great …

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How to Paint a Brick Fireplace (and the Best Paint to Use!)

Learn how to paint brick, including which types of paint to use. Painting a brick fireplace is an inexpensive and easy way to brighten a room. Brick fireplaces can be a beautiful accent in a home. I love aged brick — especially in old farm kitchens or peeking out from crumbling plaster. However, sometimes brick …

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