One day I had come across a flooring in an old church and became intrigued, I had never seen anything like it before. It was a wood floor, but as opposed to the side of the grain being exposed, it was the end of the grain. I decided that I needed to recreate this old world craftsmen appearance in my own home. Full details of the entire project are here: http://goo.gl/pV51hA
Do you have a tile floor that is in serious need of a pick me up but your budget can't accommodate a complete overhaul? We have the perfect solution for you! Our floor stencils can offer a quick and easy solution for updating your floor. Using paint and a stencil pattern you can give your floor a fresh new look. Today we’re going to share a studio floor makeover that was enhanced with our Augusta Tile Stencil. Come take a look...
Any search of the terms "paint pouring," "acrylic pouring," or "marbling," will bring up lots of projects and techniques. Paint pouring is a lot of fun and produces amazing and sometimes unexpected results. It's a great project for beginner and advanced DIYers.In this video and post, I'm making a trio of "pumpkins" for a little fall decor.
Make a pumpkin topiary with matching embroidery hoop pumpkins for your fall decor! These are easy to make using an old sweater and some dollar store pumpkins. This is a quick upcycle project that only takes a few supplies.
I'd Love to have new hardwood floors, but since that's not even close to being an option yet, here's a little tip to make them look clean and at the very least livable. Hope this helps at least one person be a little happier until they can get new floors too! :D
I love old wood shutters. I found one at a Thrift store for $ 3.00. It was old but in really nice shape. The size is 9.75" x 16" and has 10 slats. I am not an artist -I can't paint a picture but I love a beautiful piece of fabric. So why not merry the two together !This is a really rewarding project - from an old shutter to something quiteunique to hang on your wall. Even more rewarding is when your guests ask you where you got it - "I made it".So, let's get started.
This project, literally was not planned, at all! One morning we are sitting on the couch and my honey says, (pointing into the the entry hall) "let's rip out that floor". Um, ok, then what? lol! I wasn't going to argue with him though because we haven't done a DIY project in forever and I have hated this floor since we moved in 6 years ago!
My husband and I recently moved into a 175 year old historic home and the entry way had seen better days... the painted hardwood floor was chipped and beat up pretty bad. The homeowners left several gallons of paint in the basement so I grabbed two gallons of porch and floor paint, bought a roll of blue painters tape ($4.39) and got busy :)
Depending on your floor, repairs or replacement can be quite costly. We have found a way to cut costs and have a beautiful floor with little effort. This will work on any type of floor. Make sure, whatever floor you are doing, is cleaned. If you have uneven spots on your floor try to make them even by sanding them down. Got to your local menards or any hardware store. Supplies you will need.● Large roll of paper (thickness depends on your preference but, I think thicker paper is much easier to work with)● One gallon or more of Elmer's glue ● One to two gallons of polyurethane (we used an oil based but, water based is less smelly)Tear your pieces of paper in any size and shape you'd like. Mix your glue with water, ratio is 1:1.Put your paper into the glue and crinkle your paper to wring it out, this will give you the effect in you paper that looks like cracks.After you wring out your paper, open it up and spread it flat onto your surface, smoothing it out and pushing out any air bubbles underneath. Once you get your floor covered the way you like it, let it dry over night. Time to apply your polyurethane. There are several ways to apply it so, Google them and see which is best for you. Our floor took 5 coats of polyurethane. On the fourth coat, once it was dry, we sand it with 220 grit sand paper. This will help smooth the surface from any imperfections. Note:This is a little hard on the back and knees.
Do you have vinyl flooring in your bathroom? Or maybe you own a rental and want to change up the floors but can't do something permanent? Then do I have the solution for you! Peel and stick hardwood looking flooring and it costs less than 50 dollars for a small bathroom!
Yes, that says Plywood Plank Floors! - Trust me, it's easier than you may think! We did this in a bedroom! - People think they look like high-end expensive floors... However, we have discovered since then that it would be cheaper to do tongue and groove 3/4" pine (the back side of wainscoting, which is the flat side, would be up - we plan to do the rest of our home with this). I'd say the bedroom, which is pretty good size, cost us about $225 total - including the lumber yard cutting the planks for us from the plywood sheets, the oil base stain and oil base satin finish polyurethane - we were advised to use oil base products for durability by a professional builder/remodeler friend, and the pine plywood seems to have a very hard surface. Because of squeaky floors, we put down sub-flooring first and then glued the back side of the planks with Liquid Nails, as well as used a pneumatic nail gun (note that we used large nail heads). We love the rustic old look it has! Perhaps someone can shed more light on the tongue and groove flooring idea. It makes sense cost-wise for us to do, and we have about 2,000 sq. ft. to cover yet! People online talk about using cheap finished 1 side plywood - we did a LOT of looking around our area (Western NY), and did not find anybody that carried anything like that.
Before this house, I’d never lived anywhere that had a real mudroom. And although our mudroom is small, I just love it - especially since we've recently revamped it.The first issue we tackled was shoe storage (which, let's face it, you can never have enough of).We started with an ugly little shelving unit that came with our house. Apparently, the old owners didn't want to take it.And actually it fits perfectly between the back door and the mudroom's north wall.
We've heard a lot of people saying that white cabinets are out. If white is out, what's in next?What cabinet color do you think will be the next hot trend? Vote below by typing the letter or style you choose in the comments!