From far away, it just looks like a red brick house.
But when you look close up, you notice all of the variations.
Some people might think the bricks look messy, but I think they are beautiful. They give our house a history. Where have these bricks been before? Since so many of them are charred, it looks like they came from a building that burned down. It would be interesting to know the story.
As I think about our kitchen design, I am wishing we had an exposed brick wall on the inside of our house. Wouldn't it be cool to have a little bar at the end of our dining room backed by reclaimed brick? Kind of like this -
|Photo obtained from La Brutta Figura|
I actually found several places on the Internet from which you can buy reclaimed brick including one that sells "thin brick" which can be used like tile on a wall. I'll let you know if we end up giving any old brick a new life in our new kitchen/dining room. Well, I won't really have to "let you know". You will start hearing all the gory details of the renovation very soon.