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Faux Brick and Plaster Wall

We created an Old World style in this office space by installing a faux brick and plaster wall. You can incorporate this idea in your home as well! Read on to see how we did it!

When we got started, the office was just a boring space with plaster walls. It did have a beautiful wood plank ceiling and craftsman windows going for it, though.
We used a metal scraper to chip away pieces of plaster from the wall.
If you are going to attempt something like this, be sure to cover all surfaces as there ends up being lots of dust particles. Also, be sure to test for lead paint! Lead paint is toxic and should not be messed with!
A quick coat of white paint covered the pattern that was on the wall before.
The next step was to adhere faux brick wallpaper in the spaces where the plaster had been chipped off. For a link to the wallpaper we used, visit my blog post.
Apply wallpaper according to manufacturer’s directions! Be sure to smooth from the middle out to avoid any bubbled up areas.
We used an X-Acto knife to cut the wallpaper around the edges of the plaster.
With the brick wallpaper inset like this, it gave the finish a more realistic look!
The one roll of brick wallpaper Paula purchased was enough to complete a wall in the bathroom as well as wrap a large pillar in the reception area.
This space turned out so charming and the faux brick and plaster wall really made the room!
This office space not only got a wall makeover, but we built a reclaimed barn wood reception desk for it as well. Come see photos of that on my blog and more DIY projects for the home! Thanks for reading!

To see more: http://www.welcome-to-the-woods.com/faux-brick-and-plaster-wall/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Gail
    Gail Ames, IA
    on May 27, 2017

    This is great. Thanks. I am trying to think of ways to cover my walls without having to paint.

  • Darlene Chinchar
    Darlene Chinchar Belfast, ME
    on May 27, 2017

    Absolutely Amazing! Saving and doing!

  • Sandra Allen
    Sandra Allen
    on May 27, 2017

    I have always said wallpaper gets a bad rap and now you have shown how to prove that theory. This is stunning!!

  • Fran
    Fran Livermore, CA
    on May 27, 2017

    This is really thinking out of the box. Super creative. I especially like the hanging light fixture.

  • Samantha Hartman
    Samantha Hartman
    on May 27, 2017


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