Faux brick might be something you think of when you think of 1975, but lately that rectangle of paneling has been rediscovered buy bloggers, updated and transformed into something new!
I have a faux brick porject to share with you today, and
at the end of the post check out more walls and faux brick projects used all over the home. It truly can change your space for less than the cost of tile!
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When we finally put the downstairs back together, we put one of my faux mantels (this one used to be upstairs) on the blank wall.
I loved having it there,but it looked so plain with the just the wall behind it. I know it’s fake, but it doesn’t have to look totally fake.
I really thought it needed some texture. So we decided to make a faux brick fireplace mantel backdrop!
Hubby and I went over to Lowe’s (the only store that carried faux brick paneling in our area-Home Depot was a special order .) and picked up one sheet for around $28.
I remember everyone having this in their basement or rec room when I was a kid. I thought it was cool back then, now I think it’s kind of ugly in it’s present color scheme, but has a ton of potential!
They cut the panel to size for us, so we ended up with a bit to spare we took home for other projects.
I needed to pieces, one for the back and one on the base.
I stretched them out across our kitchen table and painted them with White Dove. It did take several coats. I used a brush so it had an aged painted brick look.
and I left some of it slightly under painted so just a bit of the brick peeked through.
We installed it with just a few screws and I put my cozy “faux” logs in the middle. Trim nails would look just was well. A panel costs about $12 each , so do to an entire wall would be a few hundred dollars or less.
I bought those for $11 last year in February on clearance, they look a little cheesy, but I think that’s the fun part.
I love how it adds so much more texture to the background and it was a really easy project.
It was such a simple solution for not having a real fireplace, to give it a more “real” feel.
It’s kind of a cool,retro, product. I am actually going to use my other piece as a backdrop for photo shoots, but
this could be pretty awesome as a faux brick wall if you painted it, and I could see using this as a kitchen backslash.
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