DIY Faux Brick Tutorial

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I asked my good friend Jessica to fill me in on this fabulous DIY Faux Brick she did in her gorgeous home. She says this faux brick project has made a huge difference in her house and it only costs around $35 for all the brick supplies. (The lumber & supplies for the arch were about $65.)
Make sure you have a blank even surface and start by measuring each "brick" out. I used 1/2 inch masking tape to separate each square, which also acts as a template for your mortar. Once the whole surface is taped off you then will use a large spackling knife & cover the entire thing (over the tape & all) with joint compound.
While the joint compound is still wet you will start peeling the tape off. This my friends, is the messiest part of the whole project! After all the tape is removed, let the joint compound dry over night. With it all dry it's then time to prime the whole thing & let that dry for about 2 hrs.
To find out how to do the rest of this project, head over to the link to my blog at the end of this post!

Suggested materials:

  • 1 or 2 gallons of joint compound (amount depends on the size of project)
  • 1/2 inch masking tape
  • Level
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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3 questions
  • Mar25642852
    on Sep 24, 2017

    Absolutely gorgeous, and perfect for my daughter's home! One Question: What did you use to fill in the under-side of the arch, before taping and using the joint compound? Thanks.
  • Lisa
    on Apr 23, 2019

    Do u have a video on this.

  • Cher
    on Aug 7, 2019

    The blog link take you to a Chinese link?...not certain about that didn't go further! Do you have this posted on Pinterest too? Love it looks so good!

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  • Joanie
    on Mar 15, 2017

    No questions just wonderful comments. I love that pillow with a "J" and I want it. My name is Joanie...........I LOVE archways and yours is the MOST beautiful I have even seen!! IN brick is unique and so overwhelmingly gorgeous!!!!
  • Pol7862167
    on Aug 22, 2017

    Hi beautifu work. But the lamp how to make on
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