Welp， I did it. I painted my fireplace. In my mid-century modern home (lots of pics from before we moved in here). This is fairly controversial， especially in a period home like mine， but I did it. I now have a painted brick fireplace. What do you think？ Before I went ahead with the painted brick fireplacepillow covers solid， I did check with a few experts to see if it was important period masonry (it wasn’；t) or if the brick was valuable (it’；s not). This was boring red brick that wasn’；t aged or interesting， but was dirty and I felt like it was dragging the living room down. The carpet also contributes to that， but one thing at a time. One day it just came over me， that it had to be done. I used a masonry primer， then several coats of white paint (the same white as my walls)， then some caulking to fill in holes between the brick and the wall. I have to say I’；m happy with it. Of course， now I just want to remove the drop ceiling and tear up the carpet， but I’；m taking it month by month. Sometimes I wonder if I did the right thing， I’；d like your opinion. Here are the before and after shots…；Before： After： Before： After： What do you think？
Stitch up these heart quilt block coasters as a fun decoration for your Valentine’s Day table. They even have a special pocket on the back to store a secret message!baby pillow set
Holistic foodie and health coach Lee Sutherland shows us how to update your kitchen interiors to make a statement.
This year the day right before Thanksgiving is National Tie One On Day;?an opportunity for you to show your gratitude by sharing?a little of what you have with someone in need of a thoughtful gesture. Give an apron (or wrap an apron around a homemade baked gift) and pass it along to someone in need as a way to give thanks this year.