DIY VIntage Faux Brick Wall/ Snippets of Design


I grouted my brick wall.

Do you remember the faux brick wall I put up in my cozy, cottage living room?  If not, you can check it out {here}.

It is constructed of simple wood panels I bought from Lowe’s.

I loved it, I really did but it was very dark and not quite the vintage, cottagy look I was looking for.

Easy DIY Faux Brick {Before}/ Snippets of Design

Not to mention my couch was a few to many shades of darkness….

DIY Faux Brick Wall/ Snippets of Design

 So, we replaced the couch with the cute Ektorp loveseat I love from IKEA (less than $500).

And I decided that I definitely needed to grout in between the brick.

I used a regular sanded, self mixing grout  in the color bone.

DIY Faux Brick Wall/ Snippets of Design

It worked out great.  I mixed it in a disposable container with enough water to make it the perfect consistency then I used the trowel  to smear it into the cracks in between the brick.

DIY Faux Brick Wall/ Snippets of DesignI wiped mine on very thick because I wanted the “smooshed brick”, vintage style.

DIY Faux Brick Wall/ Snippets of Design

I also made it imperfect on purpose because the imperfections are actually what makes it look a little more real…

DIY Vintage Faux Brick Wall/ Snippets of Design

Well, at least, that is what I think…

DIY VIntage Faux Brick Wall/ Snippets of DesignWhat do you think?

The process took a little bit of time but it was easier than easy to do…

and if you are interested in trying it yourself, it works & looks great!

So don’t procrastinate, I am sure you will love it too…

DIY Faux Brick Wall/ Snippets of Deign

DIY Faux Brick Wall/ Snippets of Design

DIY Faux Brick Wall/ Snippets of Design

I changed the picture on the shelf in the hall while I was at it…I really like this Photograph & I love just having the one picture,

I have been very into simplifying & de-cluttering my life lately…

Live Beautifully/ Snippets of DesignStill can’t wait to show you the kitchen attached to those wood planked walls.  It’s my favorite. :-)

Wood planked walls, open shelving & we honestly didn’t spend that much…

I just have to finish a few more details, then I will start bringing it to you a part at a time.

soon I think…very soon ;-)

In the meantime, We built some barn doors, HARDWARE & ALL ( have you seen the price of barn door hardware???? ugh) for around $75.

We prettied-up our garage door for $40.

& I will be sharing tutorials on sewing furniture covers & a very easy pillow.

Not to mention recipes, napkin folds & more…

So, Live Beautifully my Friends!

I will see you very soon!



April 30, 2014



  1. Audra @ Renewed Projects

    March 26, 2014

    Amazing! I want to do this on the wall next to our walk-out basement door. It’ll look fun heading out into the garden area. Great tutorial! Heading over now to check out the wood paneling you used to start the project.

  2. Shelley Creed

    April 2, 2014

    Amber, you did such a great job! I love it!!!

  3. Susan

    August 30, 2014

    How long did you wait to let the grout set up? I wanted to brush it gently and get any loose pieces off before I clean up everything.

  4. cindy saz

    November 13, 2014

    Such a smart way to bring some industrial charm on a budget. Totally inspired and will definitely try in my new apt. Painting them white was even more genius. Can’t wait to see the wooden planked kitchen.

  5. amber

    November 21, 2014

    You are so sweet Cindy, Thank you so much…xo, amber

  6. amber

    November 21, 2014

    Hi Susan, you can see the grout get dark. I would probably wait a day or a night though just in case. xo, amber

  7. Toni L.

    January 2, 2015


    I want to try this in my home. What brand or where did you get the faux brick panels?

  8. lisa gillis

    March 4, 2015

    LOVE it ALL!! seriously we are kindred spirits…I’m working on an industrial office space for a non-profit organization which is part of our church so this info and tutorial has been of great help!
    thank you so much..looking forward to seeing the kitchen!!!

  9. Robyn

    March 8, 2015

    This looks great with the grout added for texture. I’ve been debating between installing a brick veneer or the panels and you’ve helped sway me towards panels with grout. Thanks for sharing!

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