DIY Faux Brick Wall
Our first idea was to create a faux brick wall and as that idea marinated a bit, we thought what’s better than a brick wall? Answer: a brick wall with an world map painted on it. Obviously!
Hi friends! We’re pretty proud of this project that we recently completed as a collaboration with Glidden Paint! You know we’re paint fanatics so we were especially excited about this one. Our first idea was to create a faux brick wall and as that idea marinated a bit, we thought what’s better than a brick wall? Answer: a brick wall with an world map painted on it. Obviously!
- 4×8′ Panels from Home Depot – My wall was 8×10′ so we used two and a half sheets. 2 full sheets and the 3rd sheet was cut in half vertically and it fit perfectly. YES!
- Drywall Screws
- Putty Knife
- Projector or some mad drawing skills
- White Chalk Marker
- Paint Brushes (One large, one small artistic brush)
- Glidden Paint – We used Glidden Paint DUO Paint + Primer Interior in Eggshell
How To DIY Faux Brick Accent Wall
Step 1 – Find the studs
Find the studs in your wall and hang your Faux Brick Panels to cover your wall. We hung ours with drywall screws.
Step 2 – Project image and trace
Using the projector, display your image on the brick wall and trace the edges with a chalk marker. We turned out the lights for tracing and it was much easier. We used a map of the world we found on the Silhouette Store
Step 3 – Spackle
Once you have your shape traced on the wall, use a putty knife to spread spackle around the wall in various places. This gives it a lot more texture and adds to the rustic look of the wall. It makes it SO much better in person rather than using just the brick panel. The spackle texture brought it to the next level for sure!
Step 4 – “Dry Brush” your brick accent wall
Next, using your Glidden Paint (We used Dove White in Eggshell) and a dry paint brush, start to “dry brush” your wall. We chose this paint because it has fantastic coverage and going over a brick-like texture and dark red tones we could get the coverage we needed but also could scale back where we wanted it to look distressed. Apply more paint to your brush if you want more coverage and use a very light dipping for the dry-brush technique.
You just want a teeny bit of paint on your brush to get the rustic, worn look. Not too much paint just yet!
With light strokes, cover your wall in random areas. On the part of the brick that we left exposed, we did this VERY lightly to make it look more worn and authentic.
Step 5 – Painting
Next, you’ll want to fill in your wall with paint! We loved the variation of thin, dry brushed paint and fully painted sections. Where the walls join in the corners, you’ll want to do a heavier coat to make it blend into the other walls.
Once you have your wall covered to your liking, you’re done! It’s just a few steps and this entire process only took us a couple hours! Talk about time well spent! We LOVE how it turned out and now I’m dying to share the full room makeover with you.
Oh! The colorful Tribal pillow is from Target, chairs are from Past Vintage in downtown Mesa, AZ (LOVE that place!) and the plant is from Home Depot. The cowhide rug is from Amazon and the faux fur rug is from Ikea.
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Fresh Salmon! I’m picking out new paint for one of our rooms right now, and that’s actually one of the top contenders. I love the balance of orange in the color, and it’s just muted enough to play nicely with all the other colors already in the room.
This is such a great giveaway; thank you so much! Plus, that wall looks AMAZING.
My favorite Glidden paint is Approaching Storm!
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Thanks Hannah! Good luck on the giveaway! Thanks for stopping by!
Love the wall! I could use some paint for my Dining room project! Pure white in eggshell!
Oh wow, this looks amazing. Love it.
I am craving a dark wall so I would choose the dark onyx for my living room with gold accents!
OOOH! That would gorgeous!
My review of Glidden paint: I was pleasantly surprised by the durability and coverage. We used it on a picket fence 12 years ago and it has been touched up but still hasn’t chipped or peeled!!!! I’m looking forward to using it again!
i’m so easy… just the pure white gives me all the heart eyes.
I’m with ya Sarah!
I would love pure white in eggshell or pink ballet for my Arys room;)
That would be so cute Yvette! She is a doll! xoxo, Mal & Sav
Icy teal! Beautiful!!
I love Shaded Brook in Satin. I am going to paint our son’s bathroom this color this weekend!
Crisp Linen White
the granite grey color is beautiful and versatile
I like Glidden’s “Powder Pink”
I love Mayapple Yellow! Perfect for an accent wall!
My eyes immediately went to bright blue! And I may just have to replicate your awesome wall. Love it to pieces!!! Thanks for sharing.
I’d love to paint my bathroom Washed Teal!
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Dewy Iris would be great for my daughter’s room.
Approaching Storm is my fave! Love love love the map wall.
I love the Dove White 10BB color. I want to repaint my entire interior one of these days.
I like the Atlantis Blue color on their site.
I love the color Bluegrass White!
I love the Sublime Lime color!
Silver birch is very pretty
I’m crushing on Early Frost
Awesome project!! I’m in love with their Hawaiian Teal!
“Echo lake aqua” is the best
My favorite color is the Deep Wine – 75RR 06/129
Love the greys/charcoals – Seal Grey for a project in my son’s room, I think. Thank you!!
My two favorite Glidden colors are Red Geranium ❤️ and Jungle Vine ?.
Glacier Lake is my favorite color for the living room.
Orange Slice! Plan to paint my laundry room this gorgeous color.
I looove Icy Teal!
I like the misty emerald lake color!
I like Wild Truffle
Just recently used the semi-gloss exterior in Deep Forest Pine to repaint our garage outside and it worked great. Went on smoothly, didn’t lump or clump and dried quickly and just looked overall really nice!
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It’s a toss up between Bermuda Bay and Tropical Lagoon.
Pacific Coast Blue is BEAUTIFUL!!
I like Glacier Lake.
I love Caledon Hills 30GY 51/294; would work great for kitchen cabinets.
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I love this idea! It’s so creative. Who would have thought to use a projector to make the painting easier. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
I really enjoyed your post, and i really love the result (on the first picture).
Did you take the picture yourself? If I want to use it for a communication for my work, who can I contact about this?
Hope you will reply to my question, thanks a lot! 🙂
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This is so cool! I didn’t know you could get brick panels like this from Home Depot! I am currently renting and would love to do this in my apartment. Thanks for sharing! 🙂