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« on: November 08, 2011 07:42:33 PM »

A few years ago, I decided I wanted a backsplash but couldn't afford a real one so I bought some paint and...waaa laaaa.. backsplash! Please excuse the old stove. I hated that thing!

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011 02:43:13 AM »

Good job!  How did you get everything so even and how did you apply the paint?  Is it sponged on?
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011 03:17:58 AM »

Wow you did a fabulous job on it!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011 03:57:06 AM »

Thanks guys! Well, first I painted the "grout" color. Then, my husband has this lever thingy (I'm pretty sure that is it's official name  Roll Eyes ) and it suctions to the wall and shoots out a level red line. It's for hanging things on the wall and stuff. I just shot the line across the wall and sponged on the bricks.I just moved it when I was ready to go to the next row. I took a few cheap sponges and cut them to the size of bricks. I bought some red and some tera cotta wall paint in quarts and some various colors of acrylic craft paint and "painted" various colors on the sponge then sponged it onto the wall. I used some off white, black, and maybe some various oranges. After it was dry I applied 2 coats of water based polyurethane.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011 06:40:25 AM »

hah, I never would have thought to paint straight lines using a laser level thing! Nice outside-the-box thinking! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2011 10:51:15 PM »

love that!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012 08:16:06 AM »

This is awesome! I might have to be a bit of a copy cat and do this to one of the walls in my apartment. I used to live in a place with exposed brick and I think it has so much character. Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012 07:27:04 PM »

Beautiful. This was something I was considering in the previous home I lived in, and I ended up moving, I wonder if the new renters would let me go back and try?:p this is fabulous
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2012 03:27:31 AM »

Thanks everyone (I'm late, I know). I am thinking of doing some faux bricks on some horse jumps next. Hmmm, gotta think on that one.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2012 05:33:10 AM »

Wow! Your painting is very even and neat. I cant believe you actually did that. Great job, it looks like the work of a professional. I am sure you can try this on something like your bedroom wall which has a window. It really looks nice. I had a friend you did something similar but instead of bricks she painted bamboos. It looked great! Pleased to see your work. Keep it up!.
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