Faux Brick Walkway

July 18th, 2014 in member junk     
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Supplies to paint my faux brick walkway. Dollar Store sponges, (some cut in different sizes) and my  mixture of reds, oranges, browns, etc. craft paint Ive picked up at  garage sales.
Walkway in progress. With weather shooting into the 100s it took longer than anticipated. I was usually able to do a section each morning.
 
 

Finished! I got up at 5am to put on a coat of sealer while it was only 80*. it started sprinkling half way through! I ignored it and finished. The sprinkling didnt amount to much but I dont think Mother Nature likes me :(
Next?
Maybe the driveway in a few years!
Supplies to paint my faux brick walkway. Dollar Store sponges, (some cut in different sizes) and my  mixture of reds, oranges, browns, etc. craft paint Ive picked up at  garage sales.

Supplies to paint my faux brick walkway. Dollar Store sponges, (some cut in different sizes) and my mixture of reds, oranges, browns, etc. craft paint I've picked up at garage sales.

Photo: deb newton

I've wanted to do this for years, ever since I saw it in an issue of Handyman Magazine. They used a 6'' roller and special cement paint. I just tweaked the materials and directions a bit to make it less expensive.

It didn't turn out perfect which is good, I wanted it to blend with the rest of my salvaged brick ''patios'' and garden edgings that I put together like a jigsaw puzzles with: cemented together clumps, cement left on, halves and pieces of all different sized bricks from my Dad's used brick pile.

I ended up putting one coat of cement sealer on which I was torn about. I wanted it to develop that worn look, but was afraid that when it got to the look I wanted, I'd never get around to putting the sealer on.


Pattern or design used: My own design - deb newton
posted in: member junk, vintage, cottage, , paint, sponges, brick red, sealer, walkway, faux brick

Comments (4)

emw1203 writes: I love this. I would love to have this done to my backporch. Very talented. I only wish I could do this without it looking so crooked as I tend to have things off kilter. I would like to know what kind of finish you put on it so it holds up to the weather. I like the idea of sponges. I would pay you to do this...it came out so well. Great job.
Posted: 12:35 pm on December 25th
dragonflytreasures writes: Thank you Posted: 3:22 am on July 31st
CottageElements writes: Ditto on the patience! I remember doing this in a store I worked at...I know it's a lot of work! Good job!

Lani Posted: 5:41 pm on July 30th
gadgetsponge writes: You have a lot of patience!! Great job. Posted: 3:12 pm on July 21st
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