Brick, Brick and more Brick!





It took me awhile to decide on what to do with the exterior of my Scandinavian Country Store. After researching the architecture of the area I choose to make brick walls out of egg cartons. I discovered this is a very slow process and requires a lot of patience. I don't know if me being a perfectionist was the problem or if I was doing it wrong, but I'm not happy with the final results. I found that making the actual rocks was easy. It was the smoothing of the grout around the bricks that I found difficult and frustrating. After hours and hours of trying to perfect it, and not ruin more than I already did, I decided to be done. I'm not 100% happy with it, but if I want to make the deadline for the Greenleaf Spring Contest I need to move on. 

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  1. I think it looks great, Rachel. I love the brickwork around the door and windows.

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  2. It looks great--what a clever way to recycle egg cartons!

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  3. I think it looks wonderful what did you use to grout it with??
    Jennifer

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  4. I used regular grout that you'd use in a life-size bath tub.

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  5. You've done a brilliant job on the stonework.

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  6. The stonework looks really really good...can't wait to see how you finish this!

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  7. Love the stonework on this little kit! I really like the detail around the windows.

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