How to Take Your Brick From yeah to YEAH, BABY!

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina The thing about brick is that it's suppose to last forever.  Or at least a century or two.  Take the castles of Europe for example... they have a way of given the impression that this stuff is here to stay, which is probably why a lot of people prefer it over other materials.  A four sided brick home?  Now that's the dream!

I just moved from a brick home... not the castle, but something that felt pretty special to me and if un-touched brick is what you want... there are people who can make that happen...

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

But sometimes brick can be a total visual snooze fest.  It's like the guy at the party who is always there, keeps the wall company, and never adds much to the conversation.  It's not that he's a bad guy.  In fact, he's probably the kind of guy who is good for you.  He's steady, constant, and there to stand the test of time, but sometimes guys, and brick homes, need a little help.  A little hair gel, some tighter jeans, and voila!  He's rocking your world!  Bricks homes can be your rock star, too.  Here are a few of my favorite methods for taking them from yeah to yeah, baby!

Go Dark...

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

White wash It...

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

Give It the German Smear.  (More than one color in the completed project.)

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

Sand Blast It... 

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

Lime Wash It (One of my personal favorites!)

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

Same lime wash, but on a slightly less HUMUNGOUS house...

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

More Brick, Less Limewash...

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

Lime wash It, but Don't Rewet the Solution to Reveal Brick underneath...

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

Paint It Light Grey...

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

Add Contrasting Trim...

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

Paint It White...

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

And don't stress. (Paint last a long time...)

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

No Matter the Size!

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

Go Beige! 

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

Or Paint It Pink or Blue or yellow...! (Though you may want to check with your neighborhood rules first!)

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

How To Make Your Brick Cool | House of Valentina

I'm definitely feeling the brick vibe all of a sudden!  What about you?  Do you have a favorite?