One night I was looking at my entry way and I felt like it was just a bit boring.
So, on a whim I decided to DIY a concrete wall because well, I love concrete! And about 20 minutes later, the wall looked like this.
This was after one coat. . .
And this was after the second coat (the next morning).
So, do you want to know how to do it?
I used a product called Ardex SD-M. You can find a distributor of Ardex in your area by clicking here. It is usually about $50 a bag and we used around 1/3 of a bag for this project.
Step 1 -I mixed the Ardex with water until it was a pancake batter consistency.
Step 2- I then used a drywall knife to spread the product on the wall.
There is no right or wrong way to spread the product on. I simply kept my pattern completely random to give the wall a hand-troweled look. You can see some trowel marks in a few of the close-ups below. If you don’t like that inconsistent look you can sand the marks out, but I’m a fan so I left them.
I let the first coat dry completely (you can tell when it’s dry because it changes colors- it gets lighter) and then I applied the second coat in the same way.
I was left with a lovely look that I feel could fit into a number of settings and styles!
And it’s really that easy! What do you think?