Thursday, September 20, 2012

Brick Walkways

So instead of packing right now for a weekend getaway to the mountains, I'm showing you guys some pics of walkways. Yeah, that's me--last minute girl here. I just HAD to show you what Mitch and I scored last night. So here are the inspiration pics first.












Source: bhg.com via Mary on Pinterest
Source: google.com via Melanie on Pinterest



Source: bhg.com via Audrey on Pinterest


Is it just me or aren't brick walkways so irresistibly charming? 
And now for our "find."


Here's the quick version of the story: several building are being knocked down near us (as we speak ) so we drove to the location on Monday evening and just so happened to run into the owner of the property (who just so happens to go to our church) and he said we could take however many bricks we wanted. He also informed us that they're handmade, larger bricks than normal and they'd be easier to clean up than your average brick. (Something to do with the mortar not sealing to the brick). He said that 30 years ago they cost him about 30 cents a brick (also informed us it'd probably be at least 3 times that amount now!) So Mitch (with the help of his dad) went back last night and loaded up two truck loads full of these puppies.


So now we have a pile of bricks in our driveway. Awesome.


We're excited about the possibility of making a new walkway up to our front door (the current cement one is STRUGGLIN'). I just hope we have enough since it'll be pretty much impossible to match these bricks with current ones. Keep your fingers crossed for us, would ya?

Now a-packing I must go! Enjoy your weekend:) 

12 comments:

  1. So jealous! I have been on the HUNT for old bricks for a small patio in my backyard. You scored big time!

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  2. OH I love brick walkways too. That is an awesome find. Congrats!! If you don't have enough, can you put something along the edges, just a thought. ;-) I can't wait to see what you end up with. ;-) Have a fun, relaxing weekend.

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  3. Wow! That's awesome. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  4. Hi Kat! I just had to comment as we went through the very same thing not that long ago. It took several weekends to finish our path but it looks so great now. We relandscaped around it too and it has filled in well and softened the edges a bit. Here is the post that best shows our bricks and some of our progress:

    http://www.urbanorchardinteriors.com/brick-path-making-progress/

    I need to do an update soon now that it is finished and settled in. Good luck and congrats on a great find!

    -Lane

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    1. Thank you, Lane, for this link to your project! It's pretty much what we had in mind for our walkway. It looks GREAT! Awesome inspiration:)

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  5. Man I am the worst blog friend ever. I've been bad lately about reading on my phone and I don't know how to comment from it. Major score on the bricks. Time to train those kiddos on how to clean up bricks. ha.

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