Life has been crazy around here. It has been a while since my last post. We have been busy adding a little bit of exposed brick to our home. There is a landing in my stairs between my middle level and my basement level that I wanted to dress up for a long time.

There was this shelf that came out from the wall. I wanted to put brick on the top and wainscoting on the bottom.

We started by putting up some backer board, and went to work adding the brick. It is the thin brick perfect for walls.

We were nervous about bricking a wall, but it actually was so easy. A lot easier than tile in fact.

I was excited to get the brick done, and move on to the wainscoting.

We nailed on 1/4 inch plywood and a piece of wood for the shelf and went to work on the detail.

We measured and ripped MDF on the table saw to create the detail of the wainscoting.

Then I went to work painting it white.

And adding some fall decorations to it.

I love the way it turned out. Just enough detail to really add some personality to the stairway. Finally, my whole lower level of my home is finished. Now moving on to another room!