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.
We made this garden walkway with a mold that we purchased at Lowe's. We mixed the Quickcrete up and then poured it into the mold a section at a time. It was almost like making mud pies. It was a bit time consuming but we were very happy with the end result. It has held up very well as it has been down now for about 3 years.
We wanted to find something unique to use for our pathway and patio. We couldn't find anything we really liked. When I came across this concrete form from Lowes I was so excited. Not
only does it look great but it was very cost effective.
To learn how we did it visit my blog at http://www.tancamjenksfam.blogspot.com/2011/...
Commented on Apr 21, 2013
Amy, You seem to be pretty knowledgeable. Any ideas on how to get Moss to grow in the cracks
of the cobblestone? I think it would just set it off that much more. I have the pattern (form) and hope to use it soon. Baking soda helps the concrete to dry faster I believe I will have to start writing down all those neat little helps so I can post them on here. . Thanks for the post-photos Camie Jenkins