01:43PM | 02/26/06
Member Since: 02/25/06
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I am in desperate need of ideas on how to make some plain, smooth surface walls look like old, beat up 3-D brick, along with peeling plaster. I want to do something artistic to make a room look like an old Italian restaurant. If anyone his some tips, I would sure appreciate it.




04:36PM | 03/02/06
Member Since: 10/17/04
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I would go to your local wallpaper store and buy a roll of red brick wallpaper. I would rip pieces off of it free hand and hang them on the wall where you want the brick to show. Then I would use a venetian plaster application and finish the walls with it to give that "old" feeling. Don't forget to plaster overtop the edges of the wallpaper. Hope that helps.


05:47PM | 03/02/06
Member Since: 02/25/06
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Dear Amcdonald,

That's a really cool idea! Thanks so much for your help. In fact, just this morning, I was in a coffee shop that did something like that on their walls and it looked awesome! They, however, had carried the plaster into the ripped brick area to make it 3-D, and then just painted those smaller areas to look like brick.



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