Before & After: From Concrete To Faux Wood Flooring

published Mar 10, 2011
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

What happens when water invades your living room and you have to take the carpet out? Well in this case you do great things while staying within a budget. Curious to see what this boring concrete floor looks like now?

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Over at the blog TwentysixFiftyeight there’s been some serious transformations happening. After having to remove the carpet in their home due to some unforeseen water issues, Merritt and Cris were left with a slightly uneven, yes solid concrete slab.

They didn’t want to spend money on something they didn’t love and so they were stuck saving their pennies, but like many of us, sometimes you just can’t wait. It can be draining to live in an unfinished space and so something had to be done! They started with a coat of paint and it left them feeling a little lack luster. Inspiration struck and after what had to of been a laborious process, they added more color by hand and used a wood graining tool to give it a natural and wooden look.

The end result is one anyone would be happy about, especially for right around $70. There could possibly be a tear or two shed once they finally decide on their final floor covering, but for now, they have a great space to enjoy without being stressed out until the time is right to do more!

Check out the full transformation and all the steps that happened in between over at TwentysixFiftyeight.