Think Concrete Decor Sounds Hideous? Wait Till You See These 9 Ideas


Honestly, we would never in a million years think of decorating our homes with concrete. Seeing that gritty grey gloop brings to mind bright hard hats and gag-inducing construction smell.
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See what we mean? YUCK! But these 9 incredible ideas are about to change how you see concrete for good!

1. Make a colorful plant stand

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With just $5 dollars and a bucket, you can make your own industrial-meets-modern plant stand, perfect for displaying sweet succulent terrariums or other greenery. Careful though - it can be a little bit messy!

2. Press pretty leaves into DIY stepping stones

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Want a fun detail to add to your garden? Press interesting leaves into gritty concrete molds, to create personalized stepping stones for $2 each!

3. Mold your own geometric planters

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Project via Brent+Courtney @[url=http://studiograyhouse.com/diy-concrete-planters/]Gray House Studio[/url]
Make a free mold using pieces of a cardboard box and tape, for this chic planter design that will help you fill the corners of your home with greenery.

4. Update an outdated vanity

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If your budget won't fit a new bathroom vanity, cover the one you've got in a smooth concrete finish, to make your bathroom look as gorgeous as this!

5. Upcycle some elegant candle holders

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Raid your recycling bin and create tall candle holders using empty Pringles containers or coffee cans.

6. Create a double duty piece

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Gather up some empty plastic containers, and then, for less than $10, make an expensive looking mold that has room for tea lights, or tiny cacti. This DIYer used the cleanest thing to mold this dirty stuff!

7. Cover a boring table top

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Project via Sara @[url=http://sincerelysarad.com/2014/09/02/diy-concrete-table-top/]Sincerely Sara D[/url]
Give your sweet wood furniture an industrial update, by coating the table top in concrete. That rough, grey finish is just the trick to bring out the lustrous wood details, and it's much easier than you would think!

8. Build a bubbling garden fountain

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Project via Charlotte @[url=http://ciburbanity.com/2014/06/05/diy-garden-fountain/]Ciburbanity[/url]
Add a trickling soundtrack to your garden on the cheap, with a concrete fountain made from an old globe and some cardboard molds.

9. Design your own high-impact lamp shade

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Project via June @[url=http://nostalgiecat.blogspot.co.il/2013/11/concrete-lamp-shade.html]Nostalgiecat[/url]
Make a concrete lamp shade trimmed with gold leaf, to give your home a high-impact dose of modern for just $15!
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  • Carol Koch
    on Apr 17, 2016

    Do you think I could resurface a bath tub with the smooth concrete? I bought a "flip house", they painted the tub with semi gloss enamel.

    • Darlene D'Lerma
      on Aug 18, 2018

      No it would crack .innorder for you to do a bathtub it would be so thick you wouldn’t be able to get in

  • Carol
    on Jun 27, 2016

    I want to use pieces of tile from my old swimming pool to make a mosaic on top of an already purchased stepping stone. Would that be durable? How do I do it?

    • Steve
      on Sep 25, 2016

      If they were durable for years in your pool I would think they would be very durable on a stepping stone as well. Liquid nails or gorilla glue should work to adhere the tiles to the concrete. Fill in the gaps with tile grout that is recommended for outdoor use. Let dry and coat with a clear sealant.

  • Aya Fawzy
    on Sep 11, 2018

    What is conceret and how can i bring it and where can find it ??

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  • MadeByBarb
    on Feb 27, 2018

    Once you start with concrete it's hard to stop! Super versatile! If you really want to see how amazing it can be see here

  • MadeByBarb
    on Feb 27, 2018

    Orbs are the absolute 'bestest' And they are light enough to move around!

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