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I painted my awful underlayment to look like hardwood floors! I &lt;3 it!

So I had this crazy white and textured ceramic tile in the foyer and I hated it. Minutes after washing it, it would show dirt and it was so.... well, white. So I chopped up the tile with a hammer and chisel and was left with underlayment. I can't afford hardwood floors but I sure wanted the "look" of them. So I primed it, painted it, and faux woodgrained it. After it dried, I added some gloss and they look pretty amazing. I am thrilled with them for now until I can get the real thing. Here is progress so far...

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  • Z
    on Oct 11, 2012

    Well blow me down! This is just out of this world awesome looking Tracy. I love it.

  • Marcy Edgeson Roll
    Marcy Edgeson Roll Troy, OH
    on Oct 11, 2012

    You did a FABULOUS job....it looks like an old wooden floor from the pictures. Great job...and lots of talent!

  • Tracy W
    Tracy W Orland Park, IL
    on Oct 12, 2012

    Thank you Becky and Marcy. I know, right? It still blows me away and I am sure most people would just laugh at the idea but it works for me. :-)

  • Becky (J) P
    Becky (J) P Highland, IL
    on Oct 12, 2012

    that is fantastic. forwarded to my coworker to see. looks like the laminate I just had installed this summer.

  • Mary A
    Mary A Tremonton, UT
    on Oct 12, 2012

    kudos to a real artist, and one crazy lady, alot of time spent but wonderful results.

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