Thank you Lord for this Snow Day! I needed some time with my family, organizing, and of course DIYing!
After the roads were all plowed away we could not help but head over to our favorite store Lowes (of course) and pick up some wood for our next project. I believe most people were over there picking up salt, shovels, etc…to clean up after this mess we got here in NJ, but us…yep just some wood. I do believe we are the only crazy people thinking about buying wood on a day like today. Oh-well I look at it as a perfect opportunity to be home to get another lovely project checked off.
This past week I shared a post all about Adding Character to a Home. I rounded up some of my favorite ways other bloggers have added character in their homes and linking back to their pages, where they share their tutorials. It was a perfect opportunity to open up to today’s post, about adding Character to our Master Bedroom with a Faux Brick Chimney and Fireplace.
Step 1 in Adding Character to our Master Bedroom
Step 3: Convince the Hubby to do it!
(2) 2×2 Board 7ft each
(1) 2×2 board
(1) Large board of Brick Paneling
Creating the Frame
- After deciding on the measurement of how wide you want the box to be, cut each piece horizontally, with 2×2 wood to the measurment of the desired width. Screw each piece into wall.
- Add Long (7ft) wood 2×2’s on top of the horizontal pieces. (This allows the box/brick chimney to be 4 inches off of the wall, creating more depth)
Hint always use liquid nails to help secure wood. We use liquid nails in just about every project we do.
|My man installing the brick wall.|
Glue boards onto wood and complete with finishing nails. Wall should feel complete and secure once nails and glue are in place. On to my favorite part…painting!
MATERIALS for FAUX FINISH
Acrylic Paint: Red, Orange, Brown, Gold, white
As you can see the Brick is pretty U-G-L-Y, with black grout and the deep red color. Not exactly what I was going for when looking through inspiration. I really want the brick to feel chippy, with white paint, red poking through, and texture. This leads me to the next step…
Accomplishing the Brick “Reclaimed” paint affect
PLEASE STAY A WHILE
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