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« on: September 07, 2007 06:54:13 PM »

I have this corner in my living room behind the couch where I plan to make a reading nook/corner. 

Yes, I know it's hideous.

I have the chair/ottoman (A WIP) and a table that I plan on stacking a few old books on. The problem is the corner is so...blah and empty and since it's an apartment we can't paint.  I want to do a faux brick finish on the wall that staggers off on each side of the chair but I'm not sure how to go about doing this so that it's removable. I was thinking paper bricks adhered to the wall with double sided tape but that is going to be time consuming. Fabric might work but I have never seen brick inspired fabric before.

Just looking for some input from some other people.

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007 01:52:55 AM »

How about making a screen? You could then paint it, or cover it with fabric. Then it would be easy to change, and to transport if you moved.  Wink

« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007 07:54:57 AM »

This might be kinda'... preschool teacher gone evil but if you go to a teachers supply store they have fake bricks for bulletin boards.

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007 09:16:02 AM »

you could take plain muslin, spong print the bricks onto it (the muslin would be a natural looking mortar showing through the bricks) and then adhere it to the wall with liquid starch.  the issue to be cautious about would be making sure the paint you use wouldn't bleed onto the wall when wetted by the starch, but any good fabric paint that's been allowed to dry should be fine.

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007 05:48:04 PM »

The problem with faux stuff is that, unless they are really well done they tend to look faux and it doesn't always sit well. I agree that a screen would look wonderful, but how about floor to ceiling curtains hung on the wall? If you could find cheap velvet that would give it a grand but cozy feel. Love the chair btw....good luck!
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