Monday, January 19, 2015

DIY Faux Brick Wall Reveal

DIY Faux Brick Wall- From My Front Porch To Yours
I am finally ready to reveal our faux brick wall that I started back at the end of October! It was a time consuming project. The holidays resulted in it taking that much longer to complete but it was well worth it I promise.

Remember what the Before looked like?Before-DIY Faux Brick Wall- From My Front Porch To Yours
 The inset archway is such a wonderful architectural feature and I tried my best highlighting it by painting it SW Sevlte Sage some years ago. I liked it just as it was for quite some time but then I had big dreams. Big dreams of adding brick to the inset. I had always wanted a brick wall and to me this was the perfect spot for it. I did some research and priced supplies and well even though I would have LOVED to have used real brick it would have cost me over $800 just for this small space. That was not going to happen so off to Lowes I went and purchased their faux brick panels.
Lowes Faux Brick Wall Panels-DIY Faux Brick Wall- From My Front Porch To Yours
Mr. Front Porch was not so sure at first what we would end up with but thankfully he helped me install the faux brick panels anyways. I shared the process of installing them in my DIY Faux Brick Wall- Part 1 post. As you can see the panels certainly have a 70s/80s vibe to them but at right around $27 x 2 a panel I knew I could work some magic.
AfterFrench Farmhouse-DIY Faux Brick Wall- From My Front Porch To Yours
And magic it was! It is hard to believe this is even the same space!
French Famrhouse-DIY Faux Brick Wall- From My Front Porch To Yours
The wall makes such a huge impact in our foyer. I love that you can see it from the dining room.

After I was completed with the wall itself I just could not leave well enough alone. I figured if I was going thru all the trouble to update the wall I needed to update the french doors as well so it would all be cohesive.
French Farmhouse- SW Rainwashed-House of Antique Hardware Crystal Knobs-DIY Faux Brick Wall- From My Front Porch To Yours
I painted the french doors SW Rainwashed. It is a color I had on hand already and have used it on various other doors thru out our home.
French Farmhouse- SW Rainwashed-House of Antique Hardware Crystal Knobs-DIY Faux Brick Wall- From My Front Porch To Yours
Then I decided I wanted to swap out the door hardware and found these beautiful knobs over at House of Antique Hardware. I ended up choosing the Antique Pewter because they coordinate with the rest of the hardware in our home. I was a little intimidated with changing the hardware out but let me tell you overall it was really easy. Do not get me wrong, it certainly took a few hours since I had never changed out door hardware before but seriously it was so much easier than I thought it would be. I had them swapped out before Mr. Front Porch even got home from work!:) I love how they look and the only downfall is that the screws are super easy to strip if you are not careful and thus I highly suggest you do NOT use a drill to screw them in. Other than that no complaints! If you are wanting to order vintage inspired hardware be sure to SIGN UP for their emails. You will receive a coupon code within 24 hours after signing up!
Alvin Spets Lace CurtainsFrench Farmhouse-XLarge Wall Clock Kirklands-DIY Faux Brick Wall- From My Front Porch To Yours
I added Ikea Alvine Spets lace panels on the inside of the doors. I just love them and use them thru out our home.
To finish the space off I placed my HUGE wall clock from Kirklands above the french doors. I have had it for a year now and just never really had a place for it so I have never shared it. It dawned on me that it was perfect in scale for the foyer wall. 
French Farmhouse- DIY Faux Brick Wall- From My Front Porch To Yours
Even though this project took a ton of time I am very pleased...no beyond thrilled with how it turned out!
You can learn how I achieved this look by stopping by my DIY Faux Brick Tutorial Using Chalk Paint post.

Sharing at these fabulous blogs-

Thoughts From Alice
Between Naps On The Porch
Dwellings- The Heart of Your Home

A Stroll Thru Life
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Coastal Charm
Savvy Southern Style
French Country Cottage
Note: House of Antique Hardware provided me with the door knob sets however my opinion of their product is strictly my own and I received no other compensation for this post. Everything else used for this project/reveal was purchased by me.


47 comments:

  1. so so perfect! It adds so much character and charm. You did an amazing job.

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  2. AMAZING!!! Oh Pamela, I just luv it. I am designing brick walls for our teeny breakfast nook area as well. Have been trying to talk the Mr into it for a long time.... Took him to see the said same panels at Lowe's and he balked!! Hmm... now I will show him yours. He just could not see beyond the brick red and black grouting. Now there is hope :)
    Thanks for sharing. a beautiful!!
    Hugs, Gee

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  3. I totally need to learn how to do this. I want to try a faux brick wall backsplash In my kitchen.

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  4. Yes, you did weave your magic on this!! Turned out great, and I love the clock on the wall also!!! You should be very proud and happy!!!

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  5. What a magic spell you cast on this wall! I love love love it! It looks fantastic and warm and inviting! Perfection! Off to lowes now, seriously!!! See y'all later as I need the full post on Friday.

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  6. Fabulous, Pamela!! You did a super job of making that look like a real brick wall. Looking forward to the tutorial.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful!! I want to do this somewhere now!
    Debbie

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  8. It turned out amazing Pamela - just beautiful !
    xxx

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  9. Pamela. This turned out so awesome. I want to do this on my wall too so I will be anxious to see the tutorial on Friday. Looks super sweet.
    Kris

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  10. Great project and you did an amazing job Pamela! go girl!

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  11. Your wall is fabulous, Pamela! I am looking forward to the how to. Jane

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  12. Girl, you did an awesome job on this!! love that you whitewashed the brick, it's beautiful!

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  13. Wow!! It looks fabulous, Pamela! I didn't doubt it would for a minute. You are so talented. I will definitely be back to see the tutorial.

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  14. It looks absolutely amazing Pamela!! So beautiful!

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  15. WOW!!! I can't believe the difference that those brick panels made! I LOVE the fact that you whitewashed the brick, it's softer and in keeping with your style. Love the hardware that you chose for the doors and the lace panels too! Well done and WELL WORTH THE EFFORT!

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  16. Drop dead gorgeous! Fantastic job!

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  17. Love. It. Absolutely stunning!

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  18. Absolutely AMAZING!!!!! I would never guess it was faux brick....great job!
    ~Des

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  19. I simply love it! What a huge difference!

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  20. That is one fabulous makeover Pamela! I am so impressed and I'll bet you are thrilled with the result. Brick walls are fantastic. I don't have one indoors but our screened porch has the house wall on one side and I love it! Thanks for sharing,
    Patti

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  21. Pamela, just gorgeous! What a huge difference! Can't wait to see how you achieved such beautiful look. Amazing DIY project!

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  22. Wow! Pamela just gorgeous. I can't believe how real it looks. This made such a huge difference . I love the gorgeous door hardware you chose too!

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  23. Pamela, this is stunning! I can't imagine real brick would look any better! You did an amazing job on this wall. I can't wait to see the tutorial! Your doors look so pretty painted and dressed in new hardware. I just love the House of Antique Hardware! Fantastic job!

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  24. Lovely! I have always been a fan of an exposed brick wall and yours looks so real.

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  25. It's really, really beautiful, Pamela. Such an amazing transformation. Wonderful job!

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  26. This turned out great! I've been wanting to try those brick panels myself. I almost did it last year but ending up buying wallpaper that looks like brick instead, which I have yet to install. I would love for you to share this at our link party: http://thehoneycombhome.com/pin-worthy-wednesday-18/

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  27. You rocked it! $27 per panel and they look like a million dollars - great job! Saw this on Dwellings - The Heart of Your Home. I'm #126.

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  28. Aaa! Love this! I MUST try it! Thinking of doing the brick idea as a backsplash...? Can't wait to read how you did that. Also LOVE your door hardware! My hubby is not on board with the whole painting-wood thing, but if I could get away with it, I'd paint our French doors a lighter color and use those door knobs! Great job!

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  29. Oh my...that's AMAZING! Turned out beautifully Pamela, so worth all the time and hard work...love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  30. Oh my....you got my wheels turning, Pamela! You did a fantastic job!! :o)

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  31. That is crazy good! I love it, and will be waiting to see how you did it. Pinned.

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  32. Pamela,
    Your brick wall looks OUTSTANDING!!! I love the color that you used and those door knobs are very pretty. Thank you for sharing at my party this week...I will feature the wall on Monday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  33. WOW Pamela, this is incredible! I would never have thought it was not real, you really did a fabulous job and that hardware is to die for!!! Love it! Thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday

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  34. Just Stunning! I bet you get happy everytime you walk by!

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  35. I saw your handiwork featured on Wow Us Wednesdays and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to tell you what a great job you did. It certainly set off your pretty wall and the paint color is brilliant with the whole look. So pretty..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  36. Wow! I would never guess that was brick panels. It looks great!
    I loved your lantern sconces, though, and I think they would coordinate well with the new pewter door handles if you re-hung them.

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  37. Pamela…We would have never guessed that this was faux brick! Girl, you have a wonderful imagination with the ability to bring it to life! We also love that you took your project a step further by whitewashing the faux brick. Remarkable job! Thank you for sharing it with us at Something To Talk About Link Party!

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  38. This is STUNNING! Wow, you're such a visionary. It's completely amazing. I just can't get over it. The foyer doesn't even look like the same space! Thanks so much for linking up to our Something to Talk About Link Party! Hugs, CoCo

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  39. Absolutely fantastic! I wish that we could do that to our back splash in our kitchen, only we rent :(
    JP

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  40. I love this! It really does look so authentic and the blue doors definitely pop! Everything about this is just stunning!

    Kelsey @ The Vintage Storehouse & Co.

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  41. Pamela, this looks gorgeous! What an amazing job you did. I love the new hardware on the doors, too. It looks wonderful and with the lace on the doors just gives a great look. Fantastic makeover!

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  42. Wow -- that is such a dramatic difference! Love every single inch of it!

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  43. pamela, i was at lower today looking at this product for my backsplash. after i left i started looking on pinterest and came across your blog. This wall looks fantastic. I'm curious, do people think its real in person? I'm guessing so but wanted to know for sure. IM deciding between this and veneers. this is more cost effective obviously. any In put would be appreciated.

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  44. Did you use drywall compound in the joints? And watered down paint on the brick?

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