Last time I left you with the disaster in Patti’s and my booths as we freshened up the walls with paint. Patti came up with the idea to dress up the fireplace wall with faux bricks using drywall mud and a level. I was a tad nervous, but she had already used this technique on her own kitchen back splash.
Since she was the expert, I was more than willing to let her create the brick. Plus, it’s super messy. I don’t mind cleaning up dirt and grime when working on a project, but I can’t handle sticky messes.
Trowel drywall mud onto about 1/3 of the fireplace wall.
Start creating mortar lines using a level as a guide. First the horizontal lines- Patti simply ran her finger along the length of the level.
Make the vertical lines by flipping the level 90 degrees and again running your finger along the side. Offset the bricks so that every other row lines up.
It would have taken me weeks to create the bricks because I would have had to wash up after every swipe of the finger.
Repeat until the entire fireplace wall is covered. Patti finished creating the faux brick, then we let it dry overnight before painting. I’ll show you the easy and less messy paint technique next time.
UPDATED TO ADD: the painted brick how-to.
Tell me- do you mind sticky gooey hands? Your own, not your kid’s.