I had some great helpers
that assisted in the carpet rolling and removal.
After, I cleaned up all the tools
my hubby rented a box sander and sanded the whole
floor. It was quite messy and I stuck a towel under the door to prevent
any dust from entering the rest of the house.
After the sanding, I did a lot of dust clean up.
Then, I used TSP and followed the directions
and cleaned all of the floor.
Which, then brings us to painting.
We had a pine floor.
I know a lot of you would scream
to here that we are going to
paint the floor.
Yes, I said paint.
I used Valspar bare wood primer.
During all this, I also painted the walls a lovely
grey and fluorescent lime.
I did two coats of the primer on the floor.
Next, bring on the color.
Once again, Valspar.
This time it was the floor and porch paint.
Don't you just love a fresh can of paint.
(Works great and you don't have to worry about marks)
I started in the middle of one side.
And then I worked to corner
Laying blue painters tape made it
perfect. I could set my stencil against it
and I didn't have to worry about making the
pretty lace edge crooked.
You can also use the floor boards as
a guide, if they are relatively straight.
I then added the pretty lace doilies
No, measuring here.
Just fun laying them down.
I could not have been happier with how it turned out.
It is now my favorite room in the
So, bright and cheery.
No, polyurethane to add to it either.
Just sit back and
It was quite cost effect too, we
spent a little under $100 for a
brand new floor. Way cheaper than carpet
and so much prettier!!
And I had to add a little
quiltiness. The room actually
matches my Hexie quilt I did a few months back.
(I put mine in a oven safe pot and cooked it for about 5 hours at 350 degrees.)
2. Cover, and cook on low setting for 6-8 hours or on high setting for 3 to 4 hours.
3. Remove and discard the bay leaf from the pot.
4. Serve and add a little shredded cheese, sour cream
and maybe a couple tortilla chips
It was delicious.
The recipe is adapted from the Tervis blog,
which I changed up a bit to our own tastes.
You can check out their version.
Plus, I LOVE
their products that are made in the USA
and have a lifetime guarantee.
Let's just say I have several.
P.S. Don't forget to check out the Don't Let the Door Hit You and
the Sew She Sews hop that continues through this week.
You can find the schedule Here!