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I’m excited to share with you a super easy DIY faux brick backsplash using reclaimed wood and paint.
If you missed last week’s post you’ll want to read Faux Brick Backsplash Part One to see how I created the faux bricks for today’s backsplash.
I worked the details out over the last few months. I played with a few medium ideas and I finally decided to go with the textured paint. Once it seemed the best route, it was time to get started.
I didn’t aline the bricks in perfect lines, I wanted flawed and carefree! I think I achieved the look quite well. It was a “go with it” and “hope for the best” kind of project.
It was a “go with it” and “hope for the best” kind of project.
Previously, I planned on experimenting with plywood. I figured I could attach the faux bricks to plywood, wait till everything dried, and then screw the plywood to the wall.
But, I decided to wing it.
What’s the worst that could happen, right?
I’m in love with the crazy messy mortar spilling out of the cracks. I think it adds a rustic charm to a brick wall.
To get the messy look, I applied a small amount of mortar to the wall.
Then, I coated the backside of the faux brick with a thick layer of mortar and pressed the brick in place.
The harder I pressed the more the mortar oozed out the sides.
I continued adding the bricks until the backsplash was complete.
After the backsplash dried for a day, I decided to add more mortar in between the bricks using a piping bag.
Boy, was that a workout. Have you ever tried squeezing mortar through a bag with a hole the size of a pea? Not the easiest thing to do, I assure you.
I then allowed the mortar to harden for three days per product instructions.
To protect the new backsplash, I sealed the backsplash using 511 Impregnator Sealer.
This sealer came highly recommended to protect the backsplash from grease and grime. It also comes with an impressive 20-year warranty.
One backsplash finished!
Next up… A new backsplash and countertop for the sink on the other side of the kitchen.
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