Ok, we left off last time waiting for the faux bricks made from drywall mud to dry. As promised, the paint steps are oh, so much less messy.
A reminder of where we were last time:
3 or 4 sample jar paint colors- we used Behr.
3-inch foam rollers- one for each paint color
The paint colors:
Painting the Faux Brick:
Roll a small amount of the lightest color onto a sponge roller, then onto each brick. Use a light touch- you don’t want solid coverage.
Randomly add the next darker color, covering less area than the previous paint layer.
Time to choose the bricks to which you want to add the accent color. I chickened out at this point and let Patti decide which ones to paint red. Then add the darkest color very sparsely over all the bricks.
Keep playing with the paint colors, adding layers until you are satisfied with the look.
We also painted the closed off fireplace opening with General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black. I wanted to experiment with Milk Paint to see if it would work as a chalkboard. It worked perfectly- no need for special chalkboard paint.
What do you think?
Would you attempt diy faux brick in your home? If so, where?
Next time, one more fun little project and the full room reveal.