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Saturday, October 10, 2009
Faux Painted "Brick Floor"
This is a picture of the faux "painted brick"
I painted on the floor of my potting shed.
I wish I had a picture of the room
after it was completely decorated...sigh.
It was SO CUTE!
The counter top on the right was actually recessed down, to accommodate all the soil spillage... AND it even had a hole to push the dirt back down into the bin below. The surface was a laminate, so no worries about water or clean up. Those green bins were full of different soils, and garden stuff.
The floor was just grey cement or is it concrete. I never know which is correct and bit The Mr. says there is a difference. I wanted some more character to the room so I painted it to look like brick.
I just used the redwood fence stain that I had on hand.
If I had planned ahead I think I would have used cement stain. I think it comes in ready mixed colors for painting cement porches...
Actually... I stamped the pattern on using a sponge that I think was meant for cleaning the grout when laying new tile.
I broke bits off of the sponge until it was the size of a real brick.
I even pulled out little bits from the stamping surface so it would have "texture". I made sure to rotate the sponge so that each "brick" would look different. The cement spaces between each "brick" looked like the "mortar".
I will post a picture or two of the yard.
We lived in Northern California at the time.
We now live in North Central Texas...
update: we have since moved to the Palm Desert of California.