Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Faux Brick Wall Living Room

I thought I would share with you another faux brick wall we did in the living room.  You can see the faux brick wall tutorial we did on the kitchen wall here.

This time we did it a little different than we did in the kitchen to get another look to the brick.



Here is the grandma's basement faux brick panels from Menards.  They come in 4X8 panels for around $22.  This  half wall took 3 panels.


First step was to put a cream base on this wall.  I used paint I already had.  It was Behr Ultra with a satin finish.
 Just rolled the paint onto the brick panels with a paint roller and let it dry.

The next step and the messy step is to put grout on the wall. I used the bright white grout I had left over from the kitchen wall project.  We put the grout on pretty heavy to cover all the grout lines and bricks for texture.  You can see the mess it leaves on the floor.  That is why I showed on the kitchen faux wall tutorial how we used these inexpensive plastic drop cloths and used painter's tape to attach them  to the wall and spread it out on the floor.  This way clean up is easy and it protects the wall and floor from the grout dropping all over when applying to the wall.  To see how we put the grout onto the faux brick check out the kitchen tutorial here.



 Next step on this faux brick in the living room we used some Rustoleum Cabinet Glaze we had in the garage.  Terry got a cloth wet and then added some of the glaze to the cloth and wiped it onto the bricks.  I went along behind him with another wet and dry cloth and rubbed out the glaze to get the look I wanted on the bricks.  I used the wet rag to rub off more of the glaze on some bricks and the dry cloth to not take off as much on other bricks.  This is where you chose how much color you want in the bricks.  I wanted a soft weathered look to the bricks so we did not do a heavy glazing to the bricks.  We decided to try the glaze instead of a paint technique like we did on the kitchen wall.  Since we had the glaze all ready we thought we would see what kind of look we could get using the glaze.  I liked the weathered exposed look the glaze gave to the brick.

This is the end result we got.  It gave me the weather faded brick look.





This is the up close picture of some of the bricks after the glazing so you could see how it makes the bricks look old and weathered with lots of texture to make them look real.

Ok while Terry was applying the glaze and I was rubbing away at the faux brick to get the brick looking just right,  I turned around to see my little decor assistant fast asleep on the couch.  Terry and I both shook our heads and said Oh Libby must be so tired from watching us work all day on the wall! I guess Libby is in the decor union that allows for naps on the job!So that is a peak at the wall in the living room.  I am working on getting Pottery Barn and Cottage to mix in this room.  This room has been a fun challenge for me.  I am getting a new look using everything I already had and spending zero dollars for this make over.  Hope to have the whole reveal soon.
Have a great rest of the week.
Kris
:)




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66 comments:

  1. Your wall looks wonderful, Kris. Your cottage is filled with lovely touches.

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  2. What a totally unique transformation. It's a super neat way to add character to the room...cute pup!

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  3. You and Terry make quite the team! It looks amazing . I can't wait for the whole reveal.

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  4. It's coming along just wonderful like I knew it would for you and your wonderful husband.
    Libby is just adorable knowing Mom and Dad are home and hard at work LOL
    The wall will be fabulous in your new living room

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  5. The faux brick looks wonderful! I love that your sweet dog matches your décor...

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  6. It looks amazing. You guys are on a roll. Can't wait to see more.

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  7. Wow you really are changing things up and I love it! Libby looks so sweet.

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  8. Can't wait toes it finished-looks great so far!

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  9. You guys are good!! I LOVE IT Kris!! Can't wait to see the room put back together!

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  10. Somehow I just had a feeling you were doing a brick wall in your living room. Love it with the glaze. Libby looks so comfortable sleeping on the couch. I know your room is going to look fabulous!

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  11. Libby is simply adorable!!! Love seeing her cuddled up with the blankets! You both did such a good job on that wall! Your tutorials are going to be pinned hundreds of times, I'm sure. Can't wait to see more!

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  12. I laugh every time you say "Grandma's basement brick wall". You made it look so good with the light paint color and the glaze. I see Libby likes your new leather sofa too. She is too cute sleeping there. You guys are just boring her to death huh? My dog usually gets excited if my husband gets his drill out. He'll bark at the drill and try to bite it! He does the same thing with the vacumn cleaner. i guess he doesn't like loud machinery. Looking forward to seeing how this room turns out. I'm so intrigued!!

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  13. It looks amazing....however Libby is just the cutest thing eva!!!!!!
    Such a sweetie :o)
    ~Des

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  14. I LOVE brick walls and yours sure looks beautiful they way you put it up and painted it. What a lot of work but you save when you do it yourself! Your dog Libby is too adorable sleeping there all comfy! Have a good one.

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  15. Kris,
    I'm loving the textural beauty in the brick that you and Terry worked on. The two of you are an amazing remodeling team...but assistant Libby ... Well watching is exhausting too. That photo is to cute! Looking forward to seeing your Pottery Barn meets cottage reveal.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  16. Oh this is going to be a beautiful room, Kris! You two really are a creative team! And that photo of sweet Libby is beyond precious.

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  17. The wall looks so lovely Kris! I have wanted this look on a wall in my bedroom for a long time. Now I am thinking maybe the whole bedroom because it is small...decisions...decisions. Spring is just around the corner and I can't wait. :)
    Blessings~

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  18. your walls just keep getting better and better. can't wait to see the final reveal.

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  19. Fabulous, Kris! The brick looks totally authentic, with that scrumptious aged patina appearance. Love it! The picture of Libby is so cute. Poor Libby. It's a dog's life. LOL

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  20. Oh, now this effect is really nice too!
    Looking forward to the final reveal.
    Debbie
    xo

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  21. Oh, now this effect is really nice too!
    Looking forward to the final reveal.
    Debbie
    xo

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  22. Lovely and Libby looks so sweet. I think she liked your new sofa. xo

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  23. That photo of Libby is just way too cute! She has the life!! Love the wall and looking forward to seeing how you put it all together!! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

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  24. That Libby. I want her job LOL

    The wall looks great. xo Laura

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  25. Wow Kris, the wall looks so pretty. Great job. :) Julie

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  26. Another pretty brick wall....you must be experts by now. Libby is enjoying life! :)

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  27. Holy Moly- That Terry is gonna be so glad to get back in the workforce so he can get some rest. He is probably wishing he was already chiefing it again somewhere.-lol
    That is going to be FANTASTIC! Wow- what a lot you have got accomplished in a few short days....I am sure they seemed like long days to you!
    Love your assistant. Can you guess what you assistant and my husband have in common when there is work to be done? xo Diana

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  28. Libby was obviously exhausted by your hard work! Your wall is wonderful. Boy, when you two get going there's no stopping you!
    My hubby is like Diana's and much like Libby when there is work to be done in the house. ;)

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  29. You have so much energy !! and you do inspire me...I'm more like your assistant :)
    warmly,
    deb

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  30. Oh Kris, I had a feeling you were going to fall in love with the kitchen dinning brick wall and find another area to do! This is how I operate...if I love something enough I go with it here and there.
    You guys need to take over for the fixer-upper team, or have your own DIY show on HGTV.

    Lilli is so cute and she matches your home colour scheme.

    Xx
    Dore

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  31. It looks great!! Love your little helper that is sleeping so sweetly on you sofa.
    ~Cindy

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  32. WOW, you are Terry are the Dynamic Dual - I love the wall and it looks terrific. Poor Libby looks like she needs a nap and is chilly all wrapped up in throws. Love the picture of her.
    Well I am really looking forward to finished project. You do give me a lot inspiration.
    I have been changing things up around here, putting the winter look to bed and bringing out the Spring decor, since it is going to be in the 80's this weekend. I do have company coming from VA and Jim said (my cousin) that it took him all day a couple of Sundays ago to scrape his 1/2 mile drive way from the road up his place on the hill. The cancelled church that Sunday.. So he will love the change in weather. His has a conference in Palm Dessert and that will really be nice and warm.
    Good luck with your project and I am looking forward to see it completed.
    Have a great warm week.
    Mary

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  33. You are just going to town. I love all your brick work. I can't wait to see your reveal.

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  34. How gorgeous is that!!!! I also love that shutter cabinet!!!!

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  35. Love, love, love this faux brick wall, especially because it's white! We have real brick in our family room but it's natural red:( I'd love to paint it white but my husband and family would think I was nuts! Oh and that dog is precious!
    xoKathleen

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  36. Gorgeous Kris! Love how you glazed it. You two never rest I swear. lol! Can't wait to see the room all put back together.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  37. Hi Kris,
    I just really love the way this looks. I wonder if I can do this to my brick fireplace? I bet I can. The grouting seems to be alot of work. But oh my goodness the end result is amazing

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  38. Gorgeous, gorgeous Kris...and again, you two make a great team...in every way!!!

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  39. love the texture the bricks give to the room, kris:) i think libby has the right idea--she looks so cozy! have a great day!

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  40. Can't wait to see the room completed....it's such a tease!

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  41. Gorgeous Kris, I really enjoy working with glaze. I seem to achieve the exact look I'm going for

    Cindy

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  42. Kris the patina on your new brick wall is amazing. I'm sure you will achieve the look you want and I'm so glad that Terry is not union! LOL
    Have a great day! Jo

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  43. Oh, my! Nothing can stop you once you've begun! Two gorgeous walls done!

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  44. Can't wait to see you two work your magic in this room too! Libby looks so dang comfortable on that sofa - rough life. LOL

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  45. Hi Kris, LOVE your brick wall and the vintage worn look. Perfect job with the glaze. I know your room will be gorgeous.
    Thank you for stopping by and your bday greeting while I was away. Have a great rest of the week.
    hugs, CM

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  46. Kris you are a wild women!! I can't believe how fast you are getting these projects done. And l love this technique on your brick wall...it is so soft and romantic. Your puppy is looking pretty comfy there on the sofa while you two are working away the hours. Just wanted to stop by and leave my comment, but also wanted to let you know that your fabulously gorgeous hutch is going to be fatured tonight at Share Your Cup! Thank you so much for linking up to the party last week. Hope you will stop by again.
    XO Barbara

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  47. Hi Kris,
    This looks amazing. You are talented beyond the imagination. I would like to have just an ounce of your creative abilities!!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  48. Wow...It looks a.ma.zing! Do you two ever Rest?? So beautiful!

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  49. This wall looks great too. Love the texture and interest it add to the room.
    Mary Alice

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  50. It's looking good Kris, you two are the Dynamic Duo!!!

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  51. Oh and your little fur baby is adorable all cuddled up

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  52. Your wall looks wonderful! You always amaze me with your great transofrmations. How sweet your dog!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  53. You sure know how to rise to a challenge lady! How gorgeous!

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  54. Looks fab Kris! You are on a roll with the faux brick. I had my fill for now with just the little place I did ours. Eventually I want to put it upstairs at the desk area but that will wait for now. Thank you fro partying at my place. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. Oh and I love your assistant!:)

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  55. My last house had a painted brick wall in the kitchen and this looks exactly like it! Amazing job!
    I would be super honered if you would like to join the link up party I was asked to cohost! It runs every Monday - Thursday "Something to Talk About" blog hop :)
    And no, I still can't figure out how to fix my comment settings....

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  56. Wow, it looks amazing, Kris! Sounds like it was very labor intensive. What a wonderful hubby you have to help you in your redecorating projects:) Looks like it's all too much for Libby!!

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  57. Amazing! Keep up the great work. This is a lot fun reading and getting ideas from you. :-))
    Carla

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  58. great post
    beautiful

    http://obatherbaluntukfaringitis33.blogspot.com/

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  59. Tery is adorable, how sweet is sleeping!
    Like very much this faux brick wall, after glazing is awesome!


    Home cleaning Chelsea

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  60. You've added so much depth and character to your wall, Kris! I can't wait to see the room reveal!

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  61. This turned out so nicely! I can't wait to see the full reveal! Libby cracks me up. I think she's a member of the same union that Jim is. When we work on something, he soon says "Union break!" LOL! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Leena

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  62. You guys are amazing, another super job! I love that it looks layered and weathered. Another great look from the same brick. I'm also excited to see you mix pottery barn and country!

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  63. The two of you could have your own tv show! I love the faux brick wall and that cabinet is really making me want to see more! Have fun and I can't wait to see it all finished!

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