To paint or not to paint that is the question

I get asked "should I paint my brick?"
My answer is usually "is your brick ugly ?"
If it is then yes paint your brick. I do love a painted brick house so much so that when buying a house I am generally only attracted to an ugly brick house that needs paint. I know I have issues but truly I have rarely left a house Unpainted.
I use two different types of products Benjamin Moore exterior paint the Aura line since it gives a great sheen or Boral Brick Re-Cote Product that has a thick sand like finish that should be rolled on and feathered into the brick. See house below where we used the Boral product.
The house below was a handsome house but I thought the brick was a little orange for the roof color which had a green undertone. Although I love a White House this roof color was better suited for a creme colored paint on the brick. Gas lanterns were added and one set of columns removed. The columns doubled kept you from seeing the new gas lanterns and newly added front door. The original door was a metal door with side lights. Not attractive right? So with a single door with sidelights you have room to do a double door. We had one custom Made out of cypress. Such a beautiful wood and makes the front of the house so much more attractive. Also brought in much needed light for the foyer.
So next time you buy a house with ugly brick or already own one don't be scared to paint the brick. Painted brick is beautiful.

Happy Friday Y'all
Love Where You Live

Just a Happy Friday

Just a quick note to say Happy Friday (almost)!!
I love adding gas lanterns to a house it really does make a difference on the outside of a house. The cost is not as much as you might think depending on where the gas line to your home  is located. It makes a house seem so magical and inviting. It's one of the first things I suggest when working on the exterior of a renovation project.
I have several gas lantern sources that I love and different price points. 
I hope you love where you live and if you don't Call me.
Stacy Jacobi Home

My gosh Happy New Year Day 11

Only 11 days into the new year and 2016 is busy 
Busy with Real estate and busy with Renovations busy with my Chick Fil A husband and my three daughters!
I had plans to work out every day and so far I have 3x in 11 days. Ugh not doing well with that plan. I had plans to eat better and well I ate 5 cinnamon rolls for dinner Sunday ( don't judge me please ) so that plan is not going well.
My renovations and real estate business is going well with several design and renovations going on, new real estate listings and some already with contracts! My business is doing better than the excercise eat right plan!
Anyway Happy New Year and I am back to blogging and adding photos of projects soon. Projects that range from a West Hills rancher to a Sequoyah hills traditional to a low country style Riverbend home along with a few smaller design projects in between 
Thankful to be busy helping families buy and sell and renovate their dream homes 
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Happy 2016