Painted Brick Reveal

We finally have some sense of normalcy back on our lives so I thought I would share a little reveal with ya’ll. No, it’s not our kitchen! Half our furniture is still in the carport and our house is a disaster but we have what looks like a kitchen {we’ve actually been able to cook in it!}. We’ve still got a long way to go before it’s ready-ready to reveal, though.

Over two months ago, I shared that Cory and I decided to stay put and make our house work for us, but making our house work for us meant some pretty drastic updates. Well, one of the first of those updates was to go from nasty orange, vintage brick to painted brick. Update was what we wanted and transformation was what we got!

Just a little reminder of what we started with…

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And BAM! A brand spankin’ new {lookin’} house.

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In addition to having the brick painted, we also had a new roof put on {goodbye, ugly brown roof!} and made new shutters which you can find the tutorial HERE.

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Please excuse all the yellowish window sills. That’s just a normal Spring pollen explosion here in SC and well, we are still just too busy to be cleaning window sills. Heck, even if we weren’t in the middle of a kitchen reno, I probably still wouldn’t be cleaning window sills.

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We plan on getting a new door at some point but one just wasn’t in our budget right now. Doors are expensive, ya’ll! So we made do and painted the door we had. It’s so bright and cheery now. I don’t hate it.

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I still can’t believe the transformation our house has taken. I drive up every day and just can’t help but grin at the fact that this cute little house is ours!

In the words of my nine year-old little sister, “Paige and Cory’s neighbors must hate them now. The Sloan’s house isn’t the ugliest house in the neighborhood anymore and that means that it’s one of theirs.”

Praise Jesus, I never have to look at all the brown again!

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Colors:
House- Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray {Behr paint}
Door- Sherwin Williams Waterscape

Wanna catch up? Start here:

Staying Right Where We Are
Our House Throughout the Years | Kitchen & Dining Room
Our House Throughout the Years | Living Room 
Sloan Kitchen Challenge
Sloan Kitchen Challenge | Progress
We’re Moved Back In!
Sloan Kitchen Challenge | We Have Walls! 
Sloan Kitchen Challenge | More Progress
The Day It Finally Happened.
Life Lately
24 Paint Samples

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  • Julie

    okaY so im way behind on your posts but when i seen the update on fb i couldnt resist! What aN amazing transf!!! Its beautiful! Love the color!

  • Love the color you went with – it turned out amazing! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  • Love love love it! It’s amazing what paint can do and your shutters turned out awesome! We need a new door, too… but seriously why so expensive?!

  • Wow! It looks like a completely different house! It’s so much more modern looking now. I love the colors you picked and I love the painted front door! I wish we didn’t have an HOA so I could paint our house something other than brown!

  • What an amazing difference some paint makes! It looks awesome girl! I love the fun door color you chose too. Nice work!

  • Looks awesome!!! Yay for yall!

  • OH.MY.GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It looks amazing!!!!!
    I so love painted Brick… the houses in Nashville are all painted & I’m obsessed with it.
    I so love the grey. We walked past one in Nashville that was grey with blue shutters… I fell in love. This reminds me of that.

  • ahhhhhhhhh i love it. looks fabulous.

  • sheri

    Did you paint the windows? How did you do the windows?

  • It looks amazing! I love the gray with the black board and batten shutters and that pretty door, y’all have done a great job! Can’t wait to see everything else, hope you had a great weekend girl!

  • It looks amazing! I love the gray with the black board and batten shutters and that pretty door, y’all have done a great job! Can’t wait to see everything else, hope you had a great weekend girl!

  • Jen

    This looks amazing! I love the color and the shutters really tie it all together. It looks like a new house!!

  • Noel

    what color Did upunpaint uour shutters??? Im painting my house gauntlet gray and need shutter color nAme. It looks amazing!

  • Cindi

    What color are the shutters and the trim?

  • Dani

    Looks great! I am curious about how you painted the storm door and the sidelite white because I really want to do this to my brown door.

    • Hi Dani! We used exterior paint that was used for the windows. We just used a regular paint brush and the guy that painted our house painted all our trim.