If you're thinking of giving your wall a new look, why not give exposed bricks a go?
1. An exposed brick wall is always a great look - however, you need to thoroughly prepare and ensure you finish it to make it last. Start by testing out a section - drill a pilot hole and take back a small section, to ensure you're happy with the appearance of the bricks.
2. If you're happy with what you see, you can protect the room by covering it in plastic sheets. Continue this plaster removing process using a masonry bolster, positioning the tool at an angle and hitting the end with a hammer. As the plaster comes off, keep chipping away at the edges - you can also position it wherever you see cracks in the plaster to help you remove bigger sections. Brush this area with a stiff brush to catch any loose bits.
3. Water down PVA glue and apply this to the wall with a paintbrush to seal it.
4. Once the PVA has dried, give it a coat of clear waterproof varnish - this will ensure it stays looking newly done.
Feature and styling by Stephanie Smith / photos by David Giles