Paint it? No, How about BRICKING it!!

Since the change of color in the kitchen I have been struggling with what to do with the front room. 

My kitchen was transformed, and I kind of felt like the front room was left behind and kind of blah...UNTIL NOW!

I wanted to add something NEW and different to the front room. Something more unique than just hanging up curtains again. 

Here is what I came up with!

Before picture...

And AFTER...

Ahhh, it's sooo much prettier in person!

Brett slaved away this weekend to put it all together.  He had to cut off 1/2" slivers off real bricks (You can buy them pre-cut but, Brett wanted to save the money by doing it himself) 
There were over 200 bricks, but my "handy man" . . .er, I mean my husband pulled through:) 
Here are a few more pictures of before and after...

I LOVE IT!!! 
The brick adds so much dimension and warmth to the room. 
I can't wait to get my old chairs re-upholstered! I am also on the search for a rug for the front room, which I am finding more challenging than I thought. I also haven't figured out what I am doing with my mantle, so don't look at that at this point!

I also just pulled out all my red Christmas decor! Humm? Is anyone feeling the same frustration I am with adding red to a blue/gray room? I might just have to go a totally different direction with Christmas this year!! :(

In the meantime,I hope you all have a VERY Happy Thanksgiving!!

32 comments:

  1. Love it!!!! I have been wanting to do this to the walls in my kitchen and eating area for awhile...glad to see that it looks so good!

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  2. This is great! I think this would be a great treatment behind my wood stove with the white trim and brick.

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  3. Looks awesome! This is gonna be the new thing to do to update other's rooms.

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  4. I usually read your blog in Google Reader but had to come right over and tell you how wonderful that looks! It really adds depth and character to that wall. Much better than paint!

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  5. It adds soooo much warmth, Heidi! I love the texture, too. I see years of enjoyment in this space now. :)
    I'm going mostly metallics for Christmas this year, with pops of green and blue. Always fun to decorate differently!

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  6. absolutely fabulous!
    such a great look. very clever.

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  7. Love it! It really does add so much to the space. Where did you get the art on your mantle? Love it too!

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  8. What is the color of paint in your front room in the before picture? I have been looking to turn my green into a buttery yellow, but everything is too yellow. Thx!

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  9. Hey Rekehl, The paint is called millet from Columbia paint, I also LOVE planation beige it's just a shade darker.

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  10. Natalie,
    I bought the subway art from Tai Pan in Salt Lake City. Hope that helps!

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  11. HOly WOWZA!! That is gorgeous!

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  12. Heidi, This is my favorite ever!!!
    Wow, it has quite the impact on the room. LOVE it so much!!!!

    Odelsa

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  13. This is AMAZING!!! What a difference - I love how cozy it is :)

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  14. This is amazing, I've always loved brick. Gorgeous, gorgeous work :)

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  15. It's fabulous! My husband wants to do something like this, I need to show him! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Kristin

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  16. That looks amazing! I love the warmth and texture it adds.

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  17. It looks fabulous! Kuddos to you and your hardworking hubby for such a beautiful transformation!

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  18. Oh my gosh!! That came out great, he did a great job!

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  19. I LOVE it! Looks AWESOME missy! :)
    You are super talented and that hubby get's THREE gold stars!!!! :)
    ~Shelley

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  20. Looks amazing! I just decided last week that I'm going to do that to one of the walls in my kitchen but it's kind of a big wall so we'll see if I make good on that decision! :)

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  21. What a great idea! Adds so much texture to the room!!!

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  22. Wow! This looks great & adds so much more to the room! Nice job :) Saw on lettered cottage's FB page

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  23. Love it!! I had no idea you could buy pre-cut slivers of brick! Wow, it's gorgeous!

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  24. Amazing. I want to do it... Just need to figure out where! lol... ;)

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  25. Love the brick! What a neat idea!

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  26. This is beautiful! We were hoping to do the same thing! Is there any particular tutorial that you and your "handy man" hehe! followed for this? My "handy man" might need to take a look ;) thanks for keeping up such a wonderful blog!

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  27. So pretty, Heidi! Your post about how your boys make their beds is crackin me up! Their future wive's will be so happy their mama taught them how to properly do it though, I wish my hubs would have learned ;)

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  28. Heidi, What color is the blue on your kitchen walls? I love the color! Lori

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  29. Heidi, I love the blue of your kitchen walls. What is the color? Lori

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