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.|
|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.|
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