Before & After: From Crummy To Fabulous Faux Bois Concrete Floors

published Jul 12, 2012
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What happens when carpet isn’t an option and your hardwood flooring has been discontinued? Well, if you’re Mandi Grubler, you head to the hardware store and come home with a few cans of paint. See how she schooled this concrete floor into submission.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Mandi is always willing to roll up her sleeves and test the DIY waters for the rest of us. This time around, she’s painting the concrete floor in her daughter’s room.

She walks us through the steps of prepping the concrete and cleaning and patching it in order to make it ready for some faux bois paint. The final look is adorable, and we can already imagine a cute rug and some kid-friendly furnishings to deck out the space. Make sure you check out all the details, as the final, polished look came at the very end from a sealer that may or may not have been on your DIY radar!

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