I had to pull the carpet up in one of my bedrooms and I didnt know what to put down on the bare concrete floor, so it stayed concrete for a while. I eventually decided to use the room as
an art studio and wanted to have a wood floor in there. I decided to put my trompe l'oiel knowledge to work and paint the concrete floor in a bamboo style similar to my bamboo floor in my living room and I love the way it turned out. People have to look twice or be told its painted. a true trompe l'oiel effect.
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Commented on Apr 21, 2013
I will have to say, this is the best DIY I have ever seen. The floor looks absolutely amazing.
We have a 1980s porcelain harvest gold kitchen sink. Don't be jealous! LOL! It's been scratched and stained since we moved in, but not anymore! I found a new product that is my sink's new
best friend. Bar Keepers Friend. It's not a home recipe like I normally feature on our blog but it will be a part of my cleaning solutions from now on. Visit our blog to see how I made it like new again!
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Commented on Mar 09, 2013
I used this on the scratches from utensils on my white dishes. I sprinkled it on and added a
little water, let it sit while I did other things. Then I took a paper towel over the plates and they look brand new. Great product. I buy mine at Home Depot.
I used an old wire egg basket and a thrift store floor lamp stand to make this outdoor flower stand. The basket is lined with black landscape cloth and a hanging basket liner. ASSEMBLY
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLANT STANDRemove lamp assembly and wiring from lamp stand, leaving the threaded nipple that connected it to the stand.Paint the stand & basket if desired. We used rust preventive outdoor paint. Cut a block from a piece of pressure treated wood. We used an old piece that we had on hand and cut our block approx. 1"x 5 ½ " x 5 ½".Then drill a hole in the block that will allow it to slip down over the nipple and fit snuggly onto the stand. You will now need to countersink a nut onto the nipple. The block should now be firmly seated.Next, center the basket onto the block and attach as shown in photo.If using the plant stand outdoors you will need to anchor it to the ground. We used two 1/2" pieces of rebar that were about 2 feet long. This will depend on the soil type. If using rebar, you will need a torch to bend a 90 degree angle that will fit over the top of the base as shown in photo. You can be creative with any of these steps, but be sure that it is weather proof and sturdy.