Not really, we don't really have a master list with X's, but that would be really cool! Although my fireman would probably kill me....
Anyway, this one friend does brick work and has this specialty tool that has a hopper and you put your mortar in it and squeeze a trigger and the mortar comes out of a nozzle and you pipe it in. Sometimes they use like a pastry bag, but this tool is way cooler. Then, once you pipe in the lines, you go back with a tucking tool and smooth the lines all in.
This is how the rest of the world does it. It's called tuck pointing.
With this tool.
Here's our wall all ready to go, with everything moved away from it. They brought in boards to stand on and that table has a big heaping pile of mortar on it. They poured it out and it kind of sludged out and stopped. Weird. I was sure it was going to go all over the floor.
So, then the fun starts.
I just drank some coffee from my vantage point on the couch. Ahh, that's the life.
I know, you guys are riveted.
We're getting soooo much done!
I'm sure you're devastated.
Here's the finished wall. The first 3/4 of it is finished and dried and the last bit is still wet. I LOVE it!!
We need to install the new pushbotton light switch back here as well...wiring work. And the other switch is a cool old metal switch for our whole house fan. I got a metal plate for that one as well, with just a center hole, the fireman is going to drill it out to fit.
I like it against the brick.
And there you have it. A fake brick wall, that looks really real. And was much cheaper than the really expensive ready to go stuff and better than the really fake looking z-bricks.
Please excuse my poor in-need-of-repair piano. The fireman is going to fix the side and refinish the seat, as well!
And there you have it! Another project, X'd off!