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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Faux Brick Wall

We've been working hard to finish up our projects in the nursery, but it seems like lately we've just been adding more things to the list. One of those projects was adding a faux brick and I'm so glad we decided to go for it, the brick makes such a difference in the room!
To simplify the installation we chose to install the brick on this wall where there aren't any windows and where the changing table will go.


Lowe's sells brick paneling in 4 x 8 sheets (similar to bead board) so we needed two to cover this wall.


We could have just put up the first one and cut the second to size, but we didn't want the seam to be completely obvious so Eric notched out the half brick all the way down and we put it up starting in the corner and securing it to the wall with a few black screws.


Then we notched out the second piece and carefully fit them together. To get everything to fit as close as possible this involved filing a few of the bricks until the puzzle pieces fit just right. The scraps we pieced together above the door and used black caulking to fill in any of the seams.


For being faux brick paneling, the wall looks great! It adds so much character and just what this room needed.


I'm glad we spent the time and energy to add this and I love how it turned out!

9 comments:

  1. that looks great!! I love how rustic it looks
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  2. What a super job! Looks great. JOyce from Oklahoma

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  3. That looks great, I didn't know you could buy faux brick paneling. I'll have to remember that!

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  4. This looks brilliant!!!

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  5. You did a fantastic job. What an imaginative concept for a nursery. It looks great.

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  6. Great job...what did you use to notch out the half bricks? Was it a difficult process?

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    1. I did this too using the same paneling from Lowes. They actually design the brick pattern such that all you have to do is make sure you place two 4'x8' panels next to each other with the right sides next to each other (notching is NOT required).

      Overall this is definitely worth the investment and I would highly recommend the project to others.

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  7. Beautiful!! What tools did he use to notch the bricks out? Definitely would solve the seam issue I'm worried about for back splash.

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    1. He just used a jig saw and cut out the half brick pieces. The black "grout" lines are pretty thick so it was easy to do. Once the two pieces were interlocked and screwed to the wall we used black caulking to cover the seam and fill any spaces.

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