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Mortar Wash Brick Fireplace Tutorial & Cottage Flip Update

It’s time for the very first flip update! Last week I shared the Before Tour, so now that we’re all up to speed on what we’re working with, let’s talk about everything that …

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Fireplace Mantel

(grout to lighten the mortar lines and whitewash the brick) Fireplace Mantel - chichomeantiquesblog

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Custom brick fireplace with antique white mortar and custom reclaimed barn wood mantel - as featured on 'Rafterhouse' pilot episode on HGTV.

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Mortar washed brick or German smear on bricks at front of house & new walls More

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How To: Mortar Wash (German Smear) a Brick Fireplace (Updated May 2016)

* *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…

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