My sister's kitchen floor is stenciled. Her daughter painted it.
Commented on Mar 14, 2013
Down side is durability and wear spot showing up. Then you have to try and match the pattern
and color. Stencils on the walls or surfaces that do not get a lot of traffic is one thing. But putting anything other then a clear finish on hard wood floors is asking for nothing but trouble. Sure it will look great for a while. And I know that with the new epoxies they have pretty good durability. But they all dull and show signs of wear after several years of high traffic use.
I am just saying ...Be very careful where you put stencils and paint. Because once it is down, it is a lot of work to get it back up again. And who wants to redo their floors every two to three years just because they had a design idea that was not such a good durability idea.
If you are in need of new flooring but don't have much money to spend (or even if you do) then this fits the bill! I created this floor out of brown paper, Elmers glue, stain and
polyurethane. It was easy to do (albeit time consuming) and is very durable. This room is 10 X 12 and cost about $80, but future rooms will cost about $30 since I have plenty of leftover supplies. Click through to read the tutorial....http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2013/03/paper-bag-floors-a-tutorial/
I am about to install a 265 gallon white plastic tank in my backyard. The water will be used in my garden. Any ideas on ways to cover up the tank so it won't be such an eye sore to the backyard beauty?
Commented on Feb 28, 2013
If you put your tank under ground and feed your down spouts to it though a screen and grease
trap filter ( use the grease trap to stop all the sediments ). Also put a simple air pump filter from a fish tank you will not have a problem with algae and you will also eliminate the unsightliness of the water holding tank. It can be place under a wooden porch with a trap door for easy access or under a high porch step. I have even seen them partly sunken into the ground and a bench seat top made for the top to conceal the top for easy access.
A long term client of mine recently went through an extensive remodel. One of the walls in the dining area had been set up with dozens of small framed mirrors. This was his girlfriends
idea (part her and part their designer) Well, after a separation and her moving out my client wanted something a bit more masculine. The same designer suggested installing laminate flooring on the wall...rather than go through the time and expense of doing some extensive drywall repairs.
The designer began the install and not being a pro carpenter or having much experience with flooring installs the wall project came out looking a but under par compared to the awesome stuff he has done in the rest of the home.
The designers install was not fully "clicked" together and he also face nailed the flooring. The results looked, crappy. finish nail holes ever 16" or so and unsightly gaps.
The original plan was to do two walls with this flooring but only one was completed, with the extra material I was able to complete a "proper" install.
So I'm not cool enough to post a cool pallet project like so many other Hometalkers have done. But this is almost as cool - I happened across this amazing flooring made from pallets, shipping crates and other used wood. It looks fantastic and seems to be pretty well-liked: