White washing was done with sponge & semi gloss latex white ceiling paint from Walmart. Watch a video on youtube: "How to white wash brick". Best advice was to do it in streaks, easy on the paint & then go over it later in random areas with heavier streaks of paint. Took less than a gallon to do entire area
Wonderful design. Pizza oven on top. fireplace below with rotating floor of pizza oven to form back of fireplace. Full set of pictures on Flickr. Some discussion on http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/6/fireplace-below-pizza-oven-above-439-2.html.