Ok so I know I talked a little bit about this amazing new spray paint that I used in my project I shared on Friday, but it’s just so good that I thought it deserved it’s own post. And I swear I’m not getting paid to rave about it. I just love it so much and think it’s a total game changer and want to share it with the world 🙂 So let’s take a look at how to get a concrete finish the easy way!
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I don’t know about you, but I love all the concrete decor that’s been popping up lately. I feel like it all started with concrete countertops and has now made it’s way into planters, vases, lights and so much more. So I had this idea for our Monthly DIY Challenge post which I’ll be sharing Wednesday, and wanted to use concrete planters. I went out and hit up the craft and home decor stores but was striking out. Either they didn’t have any, or the few that they did have already had a fake plant in it or some other accessory. I figured there had to be a way to create a faux concrete look and make my own so I did a quick google search which led me to buying this can of spray paint from Michaels.
I had pretty low expectations but thought it was at least worth a shot. Umm, ya. This stuff is unbelievable. Seriously, you guys. I couldn’t believe how well it covered and how real the texture looks. TOTAL.GAME.CHANGER. And I warned the hubs that I would be concreting all.the.things. So he better watch out. And if you don’t like concrete projects then I apologize in advance because I’ll probably be sharing quite a few 😉
I’ve always wanted to use concrete but the hassle of having to mix a paste and do all that work always turned me off. Plus I’ve seen other posts about it cracking and not turning out the way it was supposed to. This is a much easier option if you’re short on time but still want to get a similar look. It obviously has a bit more of a texture than real concrete, but for me, it’s close enough and totally worth it.
If you don’t have a Michaels nearby you can buy it online HERE.
I used it on this cool little candle holder for my #swapitlikeitshot post and turned it into a jewelry holder.
So there ya have it. If your next DIY project involves concrete, go grab a can of this stuff and be amazed.