What to do about brick?

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Registered: 12-20-2007
What to do about brick?
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Thu, 12-20-2007 - 3:06am

We are remodeling our kitchen and my husband found a brick chimney we had no idea was there. He wants to sand it down and leave it exposed. It does not match the colors I had picked out though. GRRR! He is being very stuborn about it. So now what colors do I pick? The countertop looks silly w/ it. Luckily we had only bought one countertop so I could have the use of a sink, so picking another will not be a big deal. Our living room is

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 12-20-2007 - 9:18pm

Welcome Lisa!


Well, some people do think exposed brick is very desirable in a old home and most any color should go with it. With the beige and red, I would go with a light sunny yellow or blue. Green might be another good wall color, depending on your counter top and floor color. You don't even have to use much paint if you install a tile backsplash under your cabinets in a neutral color.


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Registered: 12-20-2007
Fri, 12-21-2007 - 8:56am
Our appliances are bisque, a sort of almond color.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 12-24-2007 - 4:45pm

That is a very neutral color so any color would go with it.


Let me know what you end up doing and have a VERY Merry Lisa.


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Registered: 02-03-2008
Sun, 02-03-2008 - 9:03pm

Have you tried Brick-Anew? The member, Suzie, from this site:

http://www.decorpad.com/index.htm

painted her fireplace and it looks nice! She sais she paid less than $150.