Anja Contreras

Anja Contreras

Texas / I am a realtor by trade but a "junk" collector at heart! I love reading, swimming, the GYM and watching a good movie at home with family& friends! I love dogs
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Prior to the renovation, the home exterior was plain brown brick. The distinctive whitewashing effect was achieved through a technique known as German mortar smear.

German Shmear technique on Fixer Upper Chip and Joanna Gaines help a newly married couple create their ideal first home, turning a standard suburban house into a romantic retreat that effectively blends styles, influences and textures.

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How to do a German Smear! I’ve always loved interior brick walls, gravitating to anything brick, stone or wood. The only way I could have one is to create my own & the German Smear technique is what makes faux brick panels look gloriously real!