Thursday, March 5, 2015
How To Paint A Faux Brick Wall For Your Antique Mall Booth
Strolling down the aisles of The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, I spotted a new dealer who had just completed the decorating phase of her new booth. She created a Faux brick wall (which really looked like the real thing) using canvas tarp which can be purchased at large household stores such as Home Depot or Lowes.
Sponging On The "Bricks"
This talented dealer mixed up brick color paint and with the use of a rectangular sponge dipped into the paint she applied the "brick shape" to the canvas. By sponging on the paint with random pressure, you get the look of bricks with white and brick red uneven combinations.
Adding Brackets To The Brick Wall
To fully get use out of the "brick wall" metal brackets were mounted to the canvas cloth with rods to hang antiques and collectbles. What a great idea and I have to be honest, it's a very simple one....even I could do this LOL.
Photos by C. Dianne Zweig
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at email@example.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists