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At a cost of roughly $2 per square foot for concrete, it remains one of the most popular building materials used globally with its most common applications being driveways, patios, floors, and other flatwork. Considering the fact that it is also easy to get, now comes in a range of finishes and can be stained or artistically designed, concrete has found a whole new range of applications for accessorizing your home. Since it can be used both indoors and outdoors, this makes for interesting uses in your landscaping and interior design ideas.

So, for interesting and unusual ways to make your decor pop here are a few solid suggestions.

Get a handle

Drawers and cupboards can be accessorized with a decorative concrete handle to make them easier to open. This can be done as a do-it-yourself project with ready-mix concrete or in tandem with your cabinet or furniture maker to give them a custom feel. To complete your project yourself you would need a small container or molding in the shape you desire. Use your concrete mix to fill the container and then set a screw head down and upright into the mix before it sets. 

The cost for such a project could run less than $20 depending on how many screws you have to use since a 60 pound bag of concrete is less than $10 and each screw is approximately $0.04. The same concept can be used to make wall hangings from bigger containers or moldings. 

At a cost of roughly $2 per square foot for concrete, it remains one of the most popular building materials used globally with its most common applications being driveways, patios, floors, and other flatwork. Considering the fact that it is also easy to get, now comes in a range of finishes and can be stained or artistically designed, concrete has found a whole new range of applications for accessorizing your home. Since it can be used both indoors and outdoors, this makes for interesting uses in your landscaping and interior design ideas.

So, for interesting and unusual ways to make your decor pop here are a few solid suggestions.

Pull it out

Drawers and cupboards can be accessorized with a decorative concrete handle to make them easier to open. This can be done as a do-it-yourself project with ready-mix concrete or in tandem with your cabinet or furniture maker to give them a custom feel. To complete your project yourself you would need a small container or molding in the shape you desire. Use your concrete mix to fill the container and then set a screw head down and upright into the mix before it sets. 

The cost for such a project could run less than $20 depending on how many screws you have to use since a 60 pound bag of concrete is less than $10 and each screw is approximately $0.04. The same concept can be used to make wall hangings from bigger containers or moldings. 

Shades of beauty

Another idea for accessorizing the home is to make lampshades out of concrete. These can be hanging light fixtures or bedside or table lamps and the project can be done using simple products that can probably be found in your home such as balloons. To make the lampshade you need to blow up the balloon to the size you want the lampshade to be. The balloon needs to be coated around with the wet cement to the required shape leaving out a section for the opening of the lamp as well as for the wires to go through. Make sure that the surface of the cement is smooth so that it can dry to the proper finish.  

You can get latex balloons at roughly the cost of $0.50 to $1 each at most party stores and they can be filled with helium to the size that you want or you can save money by just blowing them up yourself. 

To learn more, visit a website like www.pristineconcretetx.com


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