Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Etched and Stained

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

Etched and Stained Concrete

We put our sons to work during their visit over the 4th of July holiday. They seem to enjoy helping us OR at least they never complain about it.

Our eldest etched and stained the concrete front porch. At some point in time, it was added to the farmhouse. We suspect it to be one of the 70's additions which included the bathroom. The age of the concrete caused the masonry blade to do did a little jumping and there are some random uneven lines, but the finished results are still perfect for an imperfect house.

Tomorrow I will show the next step, the sealer, which pops the colors of the stain. And, also--that little pop of the "UNEXPECTED".

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today. We love having company.

Au revoir,


Musings of a Sea Witch said...

I love it, it looks like raw marble. Don't you just love what we can achieve with a little "faux" creativity? Sea Witch

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Hi Jacque,
I've thought about doing the same to our drive way. Is it difficult to do? Can't wait to see more. Have a wonderful day.