I had to pull the carpet up in one of my bedrooms and I didnt know what to put down on the bare concrete floor, so it stayed concrete for a while. I eventually decided to use the room as
an art studio and wanted to have a wood floor in there. I decided to put my trompe l'oiel knowledge to work and paint the concrete floor in a bamboo style similar to my bamboo floor in my living room and I love the way it turned out. People have to look twice or be told its painted. a true trompe l'oiel effect.
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Commented on Apr 23, 2013
Looks awesome, I'm a concrete contractor and you did a fab job. We do staining but I think the
wood boards are so cool. if you want, look on here under concrete and find the pictures of my husband staining a floor. Good job!
I am not the kind of decorator that gravitates towards white. I see lovely white rooms then I remember that I have 3 dogs and 2 cats. I can only envision animal hair covering everything.
However, I don't really gravitate towards color either. I live in a sea of Mason Jar Blue and Neutrals and I am very happy there. That said, I have been wanting to get out of my painted furniture shell. Here is my version of masculine and eclectic. Done in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Napoleonic Blue with Coco accents.
When we built a new side yard patio, the location of our air conditioner was less than ideal. So I smashed old plates, cut up old mirror and pieces of stained glass, to make a two sided mosaic screen that picks up the colors of the surrounding hostas.
The cream colored grout is sealed, old fence posts were used as the ends and the whole thing is movable in case we have to get at the air conditioner. It's much nicer to look at than the grey turbine.
Adding glass shelves between two sets of cabinets in front of the kitchen window is an ideal location for some plants. A little quarter round moulding, finish nails and pre-cut tempered glass is all you'll need!