Who> Frank Carroll
Where> West Wildwood, NJ
What> "I made a concrete floor look like tile. My basement's floor is concrete, and I wanted to liven it up a bit—but it's too damp for carpeting, and tile is so expensive. Instead, I taped off 12-inch squares and painted them in a black-and-white checkerboard pattern. Aside from the taping, it wasn't very labor-intensive, and it came out great. Everyone who visits compliments me on my excellent 'tiling job.'"