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DIY Brick Wall {Really, it was so easy!}

DIY Exposed Brick/Snippets of Design

For Years I have drooled over photos of beautiful rooms with exposed brick walls…

Brick Bedroom/ Snippets of Design

In person, I love them even more…

DIY Faux Brick Wall/ Snippets of Design

I love the warmness & texture the a brick wall adds…

 Brick Wall/ Snippets of Design

and the more vintage & worn, the better…

 Brick Wall/ Snippets of Design

So, when I started redecorating my house, I wanted to include brick, in at least a few places…

 Brick Wall/ Snippets of Design

and that is EXACTLY what I did!

I actually added brick to my house & it was wayyyy easier than I ever expected!

The first place I added it was my Living Room…

What do you think?

DIY Brick/Snippets of Design

I love it!

It is just the perfect amount of texture and I have the brick feel I have always wanted…

DIY Brick/Snippets of Design

My walls used to be a reddish-brown Tuscany style.

You can see them here in one of my Valentine’s Posts back when I first started Snippets…

DIY Brick/Snippets of Design

You can see I really NEEDED a change…

but,I didn’t want to spend tons of money on it &

I want it to work with my wood floors when I FINALLY get them done… ;-)

DIY Brick/Snippets of Design

 I thought about using real brick, faux brick tiles, my own faux brick…

but I finally decided to go with these faux brick wood panels I found at Lowe’s.

DIY Brick Wall/Snippets of Design

can you believe these are wood?

Up close people can’t even tell.

They tell me all the time how real it looks and how they can’t even see the seam.

DIY Brick/Snippets of Design

I love it even more than I had hoped!

All we did was buy 4 panels @ $25 each, match them up & nail them into the wall.  One of the easiest projects I have ever done. :)

I have however thought about painting the grout & staining a few bricks to make it look more worn.

I Photo-shopped an example…what do you think?

Living Room Worn Example DIY Brick/ Snippets of Design

I like that it lightens the room up and adds even more texture but I can’t decide which I like better…

I will keep you posted if I decide to do it. ;)

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Guess What!!! I did it!  Please checkout the grouted, vintage brick look {here}.   and check out the final look of the room so far here.  After everything, I love it.  It turned out exactly how I had hope.

Less House...More Home 1 | Snippets of Design

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Here are some more pictures of the way the rest of the room turned out…

DIY Brick/ Snippets of Design

I bought my fabric from the $3 Dollar Fabric Store, a discount Fabric Store here.

I spent less than $50 for the living room & the Family Room.

I recovered my old pillows so I didn’t have to buy new fills.

DIY Brick/ Snippets of Design

My Lanterns & Pitchers are from Home Goods.

DIY Brick/ Snippets of Design

Most of my flowers & wreaths are from Michael’s or Target

DIY Exposed Brick/Snippets of Design

DIY Brick/ Snippets of Design

DIY Brick/ Snippets of Design

The entry hallway on the opposite side of the room is all boarded up Cottage style to match the kitchen…{swoon} :) :) :)

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Yep, cottage style white, green, pine boarded walls, & open shelves :)

My dream has come true, you can see that reveal here.

Thanks again for stopping by dear friends!

See you again soon!

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