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.
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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Published June 19th, 2014 11:03 PM
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Gale O'Neal on Mar 29, 2020
It adds so much brightness to your yard! I love it.
Sandpiper@access comments. ca on Sep 25, 2020
That is the nicest and most fun idea i have ever seen with bricks. Very creative.
How do we find out info on paint?
what did u use 4 face and which paint