I’m so excited……. and I just can’t hide it! ???? I’ve been hiding a fun project that will take place on the exterior of our house this upcoming Spring/Summer. This red brick colonial style house was built in the mid-40s. So, I am a little nervous to share my news because I know how some people feel about change. People get a little freaky when one starts talking about actually changing a MAJOR part of the structure. The colonial style is totally my jam, but the red brick, not so much. Therefore, I am working with Romabio to do a limewash on the exterior of our house to turn the red brick into a beautiful European white-washed look. There I said it. Don’t throw rotten eggs at me or call the limewash police. ????????
Romabio sent me a few color samples to test on our brick. And, to be honest, I haven’t been able to use it on the exterior yet, because…. well, hello, 40 degree temps in the beginning of November. ???? (Limewash can be removed immediately after application with a garden hose and up to five days with a power washer.)
I obviously wanted to test out my Romabio Limewash so I could get a feel of how it worked before diving right into a whole house project. While planning out my holiday tablescape, I figured I may as well kill two birds with one stone and try the product out on some clay pots, since clay pots are similar to bricks. It comes in a concentrated formula, so I followed the directions on the back of the container by adding water at a 50/50 ratio. I ended up adding it to a canning jar and shaking it so that it mixed really well.
I dampened the little clay pots with water and painted the surface with my Romabio Limewash, and let them dry. Once dried to the touch, which didn’t take long at all, I ran them under water and used my finger to remove the product in different areas creating a distressed look. It was seriously the easiest project ever.
I simply hung a paper tag on a small flocked Christmas tree and added them to the pots. It not only makes a great centerpiece but it can also be given as table favors or hostess gifts. I shared another idea yesterday using these same clay pots.
I know, I know, some of you natural brick lovers probably still have your rotten eggs in hand ready to give them a toss at me. So, I thought I would give you a few fun facts about Romabio Limewash. Because, I had several questions myself and I’m sure you do, too.
Keep watching for this major project this Spring. I will FOR SURE be blogging about it because I absolutely cannot wait. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do since we bought our home. It will transform the exterior and completely update the current look.
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