Recycled Bricks From an Old Fireplace Turned Into Colorful Yard Art!


I spent the day with my 5 year old daughter creating a quirky and fun backyard escape. We used a pile of bricks that are in our yard from demolition on the fireplace downstairs. I kept telling my husband that I know there is something we can create with all of these bricks. Along with many plants we have many gravel areas in our yard. I came up with the idea to create flowers out of the old bricks and lay them inside the gravel, I didn't stop there I decided that the bird bath, frogs, and pavers could use some personality. We spent 20 dollars, 4 hours ( with breaks in between :)) various colors of spray paint and lots of creativity to create this little area. I have to tell you that I hope this is a project my little girl will grow up to tell her family we did together on a warm summer day. My oldest daughter was not here to join in the fun but we left her spaces on the pavers to write her favorite quotes and words. You can see more photos on the blog.
Before..The pile of bricks from our fireplace in the basement that was leaking water because the previous owners did not seal up the wall correctly. We had to take it all out. I can't wait to create more fun stuff with these bricks. There is definitely plenty to go around.
Before...
My daughter helped paint these pavers and write our families names on them.
It sure brightened up the space and it is so fun for the girls.

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 5 questions
  • Linda Fanning
    on Apr 22, 2017

    what kind of paint did you use?
    • Kimberly Noelle
      on Jun 30, 2018

      I used Krylon spray paint for everything except the bricks next to they birdbath because they were not removeable and I wanted a variety of colors I just slapped on different colors of craft paint and used a paint pen from Menards for the writing on bricks and faces on the flowers.

  • Johnna Glover
    on Jun 26, 2018

    How do we find out info on paint?

    • Kimberly Noelle
      on Jun 30, 2018

      I used spray Paint on everything except the bricks on the ground with the words written on them. On those I just used craft paint.

  • CJ
    on Jun 26, 2018

    what did u use 4 face and which paint

    • Kimberly Noelle
      on Jun 30, 2018

      I used Spray Paint from the Krylon brand. For the bricks next to the birdbath I used craft paint because they were not removeable.

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  • Marilyn
    on Sep 23, 2019

    I love it, I’m going to try it in the spring

  • MARSHA
    on Jan 30, 2020

    This is something my two daughters can do with their littles. I am definitely going to share this with them!! I don't know if they have any old bricks but we do

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