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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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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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