When Mr. C and I went house hunting last year I instantly fell in love with the potential the sunroom possessed in the home we eventually chose to buy. In its original state it wasn’t anything I found particularly beautiful but I knew I could make it into a rustic, mountain-y, cabin-y, farmhouse-y oasis.
I also knew this would be a multi-step process and the first step had to be to paint the brick walls in the sunroom. It’s a little hard to see but the walls in the picture below are actually an off-white almost yellow-y color that looked dingy and drab.
I thought I would try taking some of the paint off the walls to expose the brick so I bought some muriatic acid and went to work on the walls with a wire brush after I let the acid sit for a few hours.
I scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed but didn’t make much of a dent.
So I axed that idea and bought some white paint, hooked up my Graco Magnum X5, you can read my review on the paint sprayer here, and went to work spraying the walls but not before covering the windows.
I ran out of newspaper and asked Mr. C to find me something. He emerged from our workshop with rolls of Christmas wrapping paper. I just love how his mind works!
The next step was to paint the wainscoting so I used what I had on hand which was some leftover Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal that I used on the built-ins in our den.
Now that the painting is complete its time to start on the floors!!!