|Before picture -- as if you couldn't tell.|
However, we were finishing up our goal of becoming debt free and didn't have excess money to spend on expensive improvements. So . . . I had to be very creative, something I wasn't sure I could be when it came to eradicating the drabness of these floors on a budget by myself.
After "googling" (I just love how that name has become a verb) how to paint/stain a concrete floor, I ventured out to Home Depot for cleaning supplies, concrete stain, brushes, painter's tape, etc. I ended up skipping the etching process as part of the prep work because I felt our concrete was "rough" enough to take the stain.
Here's a video I posted about it on YouTube:
I'm so pleased with the results even two years later. We use this space constantly in the spring, summer (well, in the mornings and evenings when it's not too hot), and fall.
|After picture -- dramatic indeed! :)|