- Joint Compound & applicator
- Painters Tape (I used .98in, but I would recommend finding something smaller like .50in to make your "grout" lines smaller. I couldn't find smaller tape at Lowes and didn't want to search for smaller stuff, but I wish I had)
- Any kind of paint
Tape off your walls. This can be a bit tedious depending on how long your wall is. I used a post it note to help me with my lines by moving it down the wall and tracing a little line on the bottom of it and then using the lines to help make my tape straight. Do all the long lines first, then all the smaller ones. I used a measuring tape on a few of them and then got lazy and eye balled the rest.
Time for the joint compound! Just slather it all over the wall making sure it's not too smooth because thats where the brick will get its texture from. The more joint compound you put on the wall, the thicker the bricks will be. When finished applying the joint compound, go ahead and peel the tape off while the joint compound is still wet. This will prevent the tape from peeling off any thing when it dries and then messing up the bricks. Just peel it off slowly 🙂 Let the joint compound dry.
Time to paint your bricks. This is where the project got tricky for me. I originally tried to stay in the lines of each brick and that got old REALLY quickly. So I just decided I could touch up the grout after I painted the bricks. This is also when you get to make your project unique! You can mix paints and give your bricks different color tones, or stick to one color. I decided to use a grey that I already had around the house, and then white wash it when I was done. I used the same color as my grout to do the white washing (I mixed some whites, greys, and creams together). If you're new to white washing, it's very easy! Take a new paint brush (I used a pretty wide one so I could cover more area faster), and just get A SMALL AMOUNT of paint at the ends, and even brush some off on a paper plate before going to the wall, and lighty paint over the bricks in a swift motion.
Fill in your grout lines. This was pretty tedious. I used a really small brush that fit perfectly in the grout lines, so that made it a little easier. Like I mentioned up top, I used the same color to white wash as I did the grout so I could add more white on the bricks if I wanted to, which I did end up doing!
Touch up as you see needed, and then you're all done! Woo!
Thanks for following along! Good luck! If you have any questions, just leave a comment below and I'm happy to help! 🙂