{DIY} Upcycled Brick Door Stop - Albert and Me
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{DIY} Upcycled Brick Door Stop

Upcycled brick door stop - Beak Up Crafts

{DIY} Upcycled Brick Door Stop

Upcycled brick door stop - Beak Up Crafts

I’m a big fan of exposed brickwork in houses, especially when it’s from the Victorian era, but not every house is lucky enough to be blessed with such a gorgeous feature.

We have a big pile of bricks on our garden from when we had our French doors put in last summer. We tried (and failed) to build a barbecue from them and as a result they’re still just sitting there. I thought it would be nice to upcycle one of them and bring it indoors and came up with this DIY to make a clean and modern door stop. I think this would look great in an industrial-style warehouse loft apartment or in a cool and contemporary office.

What You Need:

Upcycled brick door stop - Beak Up Crafts

  • A brick, clean and dry
  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (other matte paint will work well too, but I prefer the finish of Chalk Paint)
  • A bristle brush
  • Washi tape
  • Strong glue
  • Felt
  • An old sheet

How to Make it:

  1. Make sure your brick is clean and dry. Lay down the sheet to protect your work surface.
  2. Cut three long strips of wash tape. Wrap a strip around your brick then repeat, but this time double up the thickness. You can make as many stripes as you like, it’s up to you!
  3. Using the bristle brush, paint the brick using the chalk paint. Don’t feel like you have to get into every nook and cranny as I think it’s nice to let some of the texture of the brick show through.
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  4. Leave the brick to dry.
  5. Once dry, carefully peel off the wash tape. If any paint has crept under the tape you can scrape it off with a knife.
    Upcycled brick door stop - Beak Up Crafts
    Upcycled brick door stop - Beak Up Crafts
  6. Measure a piece of felt to cover the bottom of the brick.
  7. Using strong glue, stick the felt to the bottom of the brick. Let it dry.
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  8. That’s it – you’ve just created an upcycled contemporary brick door stop!

Upcycled brick door stop - Beak Up Crafts

Upcycled brick door stop - Beak Up Crafts

Upcycled brick door stop - Beak Up Crafts

Upcycled brick door stop - Beak Up Crafts

I hope you enjoyed this DIY. I would love to hear if you have any other ideas for upcycling old building materials and if you have a go at making this door stop.

Lots of upcycling love,

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This post is my entry for the Able Skills competition as hosted by Claireabellemakes. Thanks for asking me to take part Claire!

 

 

14 Comments
  • What a cool idea Kate! I love how the tape off brick sections almost look metallic at a first glance. Thanks for entering x

  • Kate

    Oct 29 at 8:43 am Reply

    Thanks Claire, I’m glad you like it! I hadn’t thought about the stripes looking a bit metallic but I see what you mean! x

  • knitbakecultivate

    Oct 29 at 10:15 am Reply

    I love this, such a good idea, and the chalk paint is gorgeous. A friend of mine has used it to update a few items in her home and the result is stunning. I can’t wait to try it out.

    • Kate

      Oct 29 at 11:09 am Reply

      Thanks so much! I love chalk paint. I originally bought it to upcycle an old bureau which now holds all of my craft bits and pieces but it’s so versatile x

  • Mrs P

    Oct 29 at 1:04 pm Reply

    What a lovely project, simple yet so effective 🙂

    • Kate

      Oct 30 at 7:56 pm Reply

      Thanks Roma! Pleased you liked it! x

      • Mrs P

        Oct 31 at 11:53 am Reply

        I’m sure I have a few handmade bricks I found in the garden, I’ll have to get them in and make good use of them 🙂

        • Kate

          Oct 31 at 6:29 pm Reply

          Definitely! A bit of TLC and they will look fab! x

  • Stéphanie

    Oct 31 at 8:13 am Reply

    Very pretty upcycling. Would fit right at home in a “white company” shoot ! BTW, great pictures too.

    • Kate

      Oct 31 at 6:30 pm Reply

      Thanks Stephanie! And thanks for commenting on my photos as that’s an area I’m working hard on to make as good as possible at the moment! x

      • Stéphanie

        Oct 31 at 6:39 pm Reply

        It definitely shows. Have you invested in a proper camera then ?

        • Kate

          Oct 31 at 10:13 pm Reply

          Ah thank you! Yes I’ve bought a DSLR – a Canon EOS 1200D. I’m still learning how to use it but I’m loving it so far. I’m really enjoying taking pictures and I’m glad you think there’s an improvement in the photo quality 🙂 x

  • Sarah@Tomfo

    Nov 03 at 1:11 pm Reply

    I love this idea, such a cool way to up cycle. I’m glad to find you…hi from OZ! Heading over to sign up for your emails now. Sarah P x

    • Kate

      Nov 03 at 9:59 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Sarah! That’s a really lovely comment! So pleased you like this upcycling and also my blog! x

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