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Cool old lofts with concrete floors or bricks walls might be all the rage, but that doesn't mean you necessarily want to live in an old run down warehouse — or even partake in city life. If you're looking to get a bit of the industrial feel in your not-so-indutrial home, check out this quick technique that is done in a jiffy!

Quite often when folks talk about spicing up their entryway, thoughts of photos and large artwork, even tiny benches or the right lamp come to mind — but not in this house! Here, Kara has decided to bust out a bag of Ardex-SD-M, a finishing concrete usually used on floors, but instead put it to work on the walls.

This substance when mixed with water looks a little like your morning pancake batter, but when applied with a trowel (I'm having flashbacks to Doug's Venetian Plaster technique!), a rich texture is created and bonded to the wall. After a second coat, the results look just as planned and everything is dry and ready to decorate!

The project ran Kara a few hours worth of her time and roughly $50 for the bag of Ardex SD-M, though she only used ⅓ of it for this project! It's a great way to change things up with very little time or money for such a big look. Check out the full details over at Kara Paslay Designs.

Image: Kara Paslay Designs