Give any home character with found objects and recycled materials. Gary and Cathy Pursell in Little Rock walk you through a real-life style lesson.
Photo by Laurey W. Glenn
Use antique brick for outdoor patios and fireplaces. The brick in the courtyard came from buildings that were torn down in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. “The biggest problem with antique brick is there are several different sizes and it tends to get mixed up. That can make it tough to lay out a patio,” Gary says. Cathy recommends setting the brick in sand, rather than concrete, to give a relaxed and aged look. Plus, the sand helps level odd-size bricks.