Friday, September 5, 2014

Material Things :: Concrete

Concrete is one of those materials that can take on so many different shapes. It can transform from space to space in a way that you might not even recognize. The surface texture can be manipulated from rough to shiny and smooth.

Concrete's not just your average sidewalk anymore. Have you considered using it in any form in your home or garden?

This concrete entryway with inlaid detail (found here)
is a beautiful way to welcome guests into your home.

The concrete counter and filler strips in this bathroom illuminate at the flip of a switch
 in this Jack & Jill style bathroom. Counters by J&M lifestyles.

Probably the simplest (& cuteset) use of concrete--re-used concrete blocks
as a bar with planters. Found on Pinterest from this incredible home tour.

Are you all planning to build with cinder blocks this weekend now? If you need ideas just search "concrete blocks" on Pinterest, and you will find a world of ideas!

Happy Friday!