Sunday, August 6, 2017

Brick Issues

In a nutshell, I'm really unhappy with the bricks on the Mid-Century Modern build.  

Since this is a four sided building, each end of the house will slide up so that you can see the inside. As you can see, the bricks are just not working with the transition from wall to base.  Not to mention that the bricks simply look like crap.  You can see where the bricks are made from each carton.  There isn't enough texture change.  I should have just laid them one by one and mixed it up.

So I tried painting the brick...You can still see the bad texture and it also started to bubble.  I must not have had those spots glued down well.

You can see the transition between the wall and the base is worse on this end.

So as I see it my options are: Peel it all off and place the bricks one by one, Peel it all off and make it limestone like the Atomic Bungalow or peel it all off and make it stucco.  I don't think I like the idea of the stucco though because that doesn't seem very Mid-Century modern to me.

The good news is that I'm almost done with the front door and I'm pretty pleased with how it's turning out.

Any input or suggestions on my brick problem would be greatly appreciated!