As most of you know, Mike and I have been slllooowly, but surely working on our wood stove this summer. Let’s say it’s been a project.
You can check out our progress here.
We’re currently left with the back splash to put up. LUCKILY, we found an awesome score (via craigslist) for some tiles, which are great…but they do not match the tiles we have on the hearth. By a lot…so. Yeah.
AND THEN IT CAME TO ME…
We’re going for a rustic, homey, cottage, warm feel in the living room. So why not brick? We’re brick lovers here at the Santerre Abode. So the next question, would be color…as I’m a little worried that deep dark red, might be a bit dark for our tiny living room.
As you can see below, the tiles that we were given (for free, WOOT) are detailed in a design that limits our possibilities for something on the wall. It has to be something simple…and beige, off white, or…(granite —> Which isn’t going to happen.)
As I was drinking my morning cup-o-joe….the light went off. It was a spark of genius!!
We need white washed brick. Like this:
Or maybe more white….like this:
So I decided to play around in Paint on my puter….yes I need photoshop, yes it’s on my christmas list. Just try to envision more awesome and less…horrid paint skills.
I’m thinking it could be rad. Super rad…the question is: Should the brick go all the way up to the ceiling or end here:
So there it is folks. We need your input!