Before & After: Tasha’s Tragic Living Room Gets Gorgeous

published Feb 3, 2014
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Tasha tells us that she still cringes when she looks back at these photos of her room. The army green walls, the beige trim, badly sealed stone fireplace and carpet just weren’t her cup of tea. Says Tasha, “No thank you.”

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Tasha and her husband did the all of the work themselves. They ripped out the carpet and bamboo flooring and put down dark laminate floors, then painted the walls a beautiful dark blue to make this large space feel more cozy.

Tasha felt the tradional stone fireplace was out of place with the rest of the contemporary architecture so she gave it a concrete update. Here’s how it went down :

My FAVORITE part of this transformation is the fireplace. I was obsessed with concrete fireplaces that I was seeing all over Pinterest and I was willing to hire the job out. But, professionals told us it either could not be done or it would cost us $2,000 to $3,000 and that they “thought” it would work. Ummmm, no thanks. Long story short, I researched a ton and found a phenomenal concrete product called Ardex Feather Finish, which allowed us to transform the fireplace totally on our own for $100. No, I’m not kidding.

The transformation took about four weekends and lots of late week nights but Tasha reports that it was well worth it.

Thank you Tasha!

Re-edited from a post originally published 2.3.14-NT