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Painted Brick
Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors)

Would you paint your brick fireplace? 

Rachel Backus a  home stager in Hudson Ohio recommended painting oak cabinets from the 1970's, 1980's  speaking to the real estate community and other stagers Rachael asked WOOD you tell a homeowner to paint the cabinets?

"WOOD you tell a homeowner  to paint brick?"  or  "Wood you tell a homeowner to paint the fireplace?   just doesn't have the same ring to it as Rachel's title, does it?

Have you ever painted brick?  Were you happy with the results?

painted brick This is painted brick... Too bad I don't have a before photo.  This is the brick on fireplace in a Bob Webb patio home at the Sanctuary in the Worthington area. The patio homes are from the late 1980's so it is not like they are ancient.  Or that Bobb Webb built houses with ugly fireplaces.

This particular  patio home is listed with an agent in my office, Real Living HER Worthington.  I believe the home owner made this change for their own enjoyment not to sell the home so this is not necessarily a home staging tip.  I understand each brick was individually "painted." It is more of a white wash than a painted, in my opinion.

Here's a post by a homeowner in Georgia who painted her fireplace wall showing before and after photos -A Peach of a Fireplace - The paint, (a kit)  really transforms that wall.

When I bought a home in a Dayton Ohio suburb in the 1980's it  had a painted fireplace.  The house was built in the 1940's and the house had a lot of character.   The opaque white paint on the fireplace brick was NOT one of the charming things about that home for us. We would have preferred the brick be the original dark red brick.. when we purchased the home in the late 1980s.  We could not tell how long the white paint had been on but you could see in one place where someone had painted some of the mortar between the bricks black.  The seller's decorating was not what attracted us to the home. The living room walls were red with a white stripe, the carpet was rust but it was so dark in the room we did not know until we owned it.  We thought the carpet matched the walls until we took down the heavy window coverings.  We painted the walls but did not get around to sand blasting the paint off the fireplace brick (if that is what it would have took) before we were transferred.

Our sweet little 1940's cape cod had gone through lots of different decorating eras.  We ripped out some of the paneling, from the 1960s or 1970's on the first floor but had to just paint some paneling upstairs because it was overwhelming.

Never say never to painting anything...

 

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Vito informal italy pic
209 Lake Bluff Drive, Columbus (Worthington), Ohio 43235 (Help-U-Sell North High Realty www.ServingColumbus.com)
Vito Boscaino (Parker Realty Associates)
Vito Boscaino | Help-U-Sell North High Realty | 614.447.3050
209 Lake Bluff Drive, Columbus, OH
Wooded ravine lot with stream on just over a half an acre. Serenity
in the City!
5 Bdrm Single Family House
offered at $699,900
Year Built 1987
Sq Footage 5,433
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 3 Car garage
Lot Size .53 acres
HOA/Maint $25 per month

DESCRIPTION



www.tourfactory.com/382012

Serenity in the City.

Classic two-story brick federal design with fully finished walk-out lower level.

Beautiful and peaceful ravine lot with creek.

Excellent accessibility to downtown, dining, shopping, and highway system, in all directions -- only without the noise factor!

Custom Bob Webb built home with 5,433 square feet.

Five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half baths.

Extremely well planned home with all the amenities and features of a modern luxury home, including extensive finish moldings throughout.

With the lower-level walkout there are three finished levels. The lower level has a private bedroom and full bath which can function equally well as either a private in-law suite or Au Pair apartment.

This level also includes a large family or recreation room with a bar and fireplace.

All living spaces are completely accessible to the outdoors, with multi-tiered decking and patio.

The kitchen includes 48" cherry cabinets and a new granite top center island with cooktop.

There are extensive built-ins throughout the home, and several pocket doors.

All doors are six-panel solid wood.

Help U Sell North High Realty

614.447.3050

www.servingcolumbus.com

see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

Central A/C Central heat Fireplace
High/Vaulted ceiling Walk-in closet Hardwood floor
Family room Living room Bonus/Rec room
Office/Den Dining room Breakfast nook
Dishwasher Refrigerator Stove/Oven
Microwave Granite countertop Stainless steel appliances
Attic Basement Laundry area - inside
Balcony, Deck, or Patio Yard

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Seller contact info:
Vito Boscaino
Help-U-Sell North High Realty
614.447.3050
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: Mar 25, 2008, 8:09am PDT
Vito informal italy pic
209 Lake Bluff Drive, Worthington, Ohio
Vito Boscaino (Parker Realty Associates)
Vito Boscaino | Help-U-Sell North High Realty | 614.447.3050
209 Lake Bluff Drive, Columbus, OH
Wooded ravine lot with stream on just over a half an acre. Serenity
in the City!
5 Bdrm Single Family House
offered at $724,000
Year Built 1987
Sq Footage 5,433
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 3 Car garage
Lot Size .53 acres
HOA/Maint $25 per month

DESCRIPTION



www.tourfactory.com/382012

Serenity in the City.

Classic two-story brick federal design with fully finished walk-out lower level.

Beautiful and peaceful ravine lot with creek.

Excellent accessibility to downtown, dining, shopping, and highway system, in all directions -- only without the noise factor!

Custom Bob Webb built home with 5,433 square feet.

Five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half baths.

Extremely well planned home with all the amenities and features of a modern luxury home, including extensive finish moldings throughout.

With the lower-level walkout there are three finished levels. The lower level has a private bedroom and full bath which can function equally well as either a private in-law suite or Au Pair apartment.

This level also includes a large family or recreation room with a bar and fireplace.

All living spaces are completely accessible to the outdoors, with multi-tiered decking and patio.

The kitchen includes 48" cherry cabinets and a new granite top center island with cooktop.

There are extensive built-ins throughout the home, and several pocket doors.

All doors are six-panel solid wood.

Help U Sell North High Realty

614.447.3050

www.servingcolumbus.com

see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

Central A/C Central heat Fireplace
High/Vaulted ceiling Walk-in closet Hardwood floor
Family room Living room Bonus/Rec room
Office/Den Dining room Breakfast nook
Dishwasher Refrigerator Stove/Oven
Microwave Granite countertop Stainless steel appliances
Attic Basement Laundry area - inside
Balcony, Deck, or Patio Yard

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Seller contact info:
Vito Boscaino
Help-U-Sell North High Realty
614.447.3050
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: Dec 14, 2007, 6:43am PST
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