Sunday, January 6, 2013

Favorite 2012 Project: Faux Brick Wall

In the fall we finally decided to tackle decorating the boys' rooms.  This was the first real project in the house since we moved, unless you want to include  taking care of a new baby.

The boys were bored with white walls and wanted their spaces to show more of their personalities.  I retrieved Pinterest boards and made  trips  to Ikea and Lowe's .  Then the real fun began.  My hubby was home for the week, so I had high hopes.

Well, needless to say I got tired before half of the work was done and   (thankfully) I came to my senses before I spent too much money on accessories.  Certain elements just didn't come together as I'd envisioned, so I'm still in the process of making a few changes.  

One thing I won't change is the faux brick wall that I painted in MC"s room.   I literally came up with the idea in the 23rd hour!  We hadn't even bought supplies.  I  Googled a quick how-to and cut a template from a poster board I had in my craft cabinet.  It took nearly two days to sponge all of the colors on, but I think the brick really makes his music themed room pop.

 I also did an exposed faux brick section on another wall.  I was too lazy  chicken to use plaster and  give it a true 3-D look, but I'm still happy with the results.

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