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Upcycle Old Brick

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My father-in-law is also a fan of the upcycled. Several years ago, he rescued a huge pile of bricks from a building being torn down in our small hometown. (This was with permission of course). He has used them all over their landscape. He has used them mostly as garden and sidewalk borders but he has also built a few walls and steps with them. This is how my husband used some of them at our house.

This is one of my favorite things about the front of our house. I love that I know where those bricks came from and that my husband carefully placed them along the path leading home. A piece of our hometown right outside the door!

What is your favorite way to upcycle old bricks?

Happy Upcycling,


  • Jacob Ballard said:

    It is interesting, because when I was younger my father did the exact same thing, and at the time I just thought of it as him being cheap, but there is a lot of upcycle value in creating something new out of these bricks that would be sent to a land fill.

  • Eric C. said:

    Great use for old bricks. Re-using old building materials ads character too. Everyone can run down to the local Lowe’s or Home Depot and get the same old patio pavers. Using reclaimed items add a unique touch and can even be conversation starters. I can see it going something like: “Remember Griffo’s Drug store? Well, You’re sitting on it.”

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