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DIY concrete wall

If you want to add some texture to your home, maybe you should look at the big picture instead of focusing on the small details. For example, you could start big, with a whole wall. A concrete wall would be a very interesting element that would definitely change the look and atmosphere of your home. At first, you might find this project a little scary and maybe complicated. In reality it’s a quite simple thing to do.

To learn more about this project we’re going to show you an example. This is a concrete wall created by Kara Paslay. She thought her home has started to look boring and she wanted to make a change. She opted for a concrete wall as a big accent piece. It’s an element that can’t really be placed in a particular category. It’s an eclectic element, with contemporary, rustic and traditional touches. To make this wall, Kara used a product called Ardex SD-M.

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She started by mixing the content of the bag (about 1/3) with water. It should have a pancake batter consistency. Then she used a drywall knife to spread the paste on the wall. It didn’t look very pretty at first but she likes the inconsistency of the texture. If you prefer a smoother look you can sand the marks out. The first coat needs to be completely dry before applying a second one. Let that one dry as well as you’re done. It’s simpler than it looks.

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Posted in DIY Projects on June 14, 2012

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Simona Ganea
She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.

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