Posts Tagged ‘concrete finishes’

Concrete picture frames, side tables, coffee tables and countertops have a broad range of colors and finishes.  The natural look of gray concrete appeals to some, while colorful, embedded and shiny colors appeals to others.  I have had a recent order for picture frames that have no finish and I have been reminded of how I like the simple, strong look.  I suppose that this plain look could highlight the artwork found within the frame.

On the other hand, I can’t stop trying out different ideas and colors.  A future project (not sure if it will be a frame or table or something new) will use blue rocks and colored matrix.  I want to make this project very vivid in color and be a creative piece of art.  I like the ground look which displays the rock.  My wife likes the clean, solid look.

Unfortunately, when you talk about concrete with others, they visualize old, grotesque industrial buildings.  As a structural engineer, I must boast that those buildings have probably outlasted anyone’s expectations and served their purpose well, but not many want to hang that old look on their wall or eat your popcorn from its pitted top.  In reality, concrete can be as refined as marble and as colorful as any paint selection.  I just like working with this very diverse material.

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