Tuesday, March 24, 2009

She's a Brick....

My neighbor Beckie decided to paint her house and mentioned she wished the previous owners hadn’t painted the brick the color of the house… Well, I thought… why couldn’t we faux paint the bricks to look like the real brick?? It even looks amazing up close, because after all it is real brick so the texture is there….

Before

We diluted brick red paint with water and simply rubbed it into the brick using foam brushes…


Mid way through with just red paint.


Then we diluted brown and black and used foams brushes and rubbed in color…

After

15 comments:

Katie D said...

Oh my! That is quite FABULOUS!!!!

funky bag freak said...

Sweetie you're totally talented! Way to go it's beautiful

Tonya said...

LOVE IT!!! That turned out so well! Job well done!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

You did a great job. I would never have known it was painted again if you hadn't said so. Looks like the real deal to me. Jackie

Mother Hood said...

I'm sure Beckie is glad to have you for a neighbor! That is really cool!

www.potsandpins.com said...

Totally amazing! I have a painted fireplace hearth in my bedroom - it's painted white and now I think I'm going to do a little magic and give it a new look - thanks so much for posting about this! xo, Nan

jenjen said...

Holy cow! That is amazing! That must have taken forever - did it???

Awesome!

XOXO
Jen

Kelly B said...

Wow. Where do you live so I can come be your neighbor?? :)

Elise said...

Oh my gosh, that is amazing!! You can come to my neck of the woods anytime you want!!
Elise

Jes said...

Looks great, Jen!

Chaos Cottage said...

Wow, I would never guess that wasn't real brick!

Pam

Rhonda in OK said...

looks great!
Beckie is most lucky to have you for a neighbor too.

Amy R. said...

I can't believe how good that looks! Great job on that brick!

The Smith's said...

That is a great idea and it looks awesome!

mysteryhistorymom said...

I want you to be MY neighbor, Sweetie! Can you say crafts and cookies??:)

I love the idea that some fairies may be visiting me! Lori