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What would you do with brick living room wall?

Posted by arkansaswifey (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 10, 06 at 22:32

I am compiling ideas for our home remodel and I have a dilemma. In our living room/dining room combo (L-shaped), we have a wall that consists of a sliding patio door and the rest of the wall is brick with a fireplace (no mantle) and a regular-sized window. There is a 15" brick ledge that runs the entire length of the wall starting at the patio door.

Does anyone have any ideas of what we can do to this wall? We love our wood-burning fireplace, but the wall is just too plain.


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RE: What would you do with brick living room wall?

Can you post a picture? Something might jump out as a solution after seeing it. What would you like the look to be? Is it a casual looking room or more formal?

RE: What would you do with brick living room wall?

I have seen at least two episodes of Weekend Warriors on HGTV where the homeowners have drywalled over the brick wall. One just re-aired yesterday. In both cases the couples went from a full wall of brick to just a mantle and surround with the remaining wall being drywalled and painted. Drywall is a very inexpensive alternative if you're tired of the brick look.

Also you can just paint the brick if you choose to go that route.

RE: What would you do with brick living room wall?

What about priming it and then painting it in a beige or white? I have a brick fireplace and I'm going to faux the bricks in light and dark beige. Gives it a rich look. Then paint the grout with a color about 2-3 times darker than the faux. Very inexpensive and beautiful.

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