Sick of Your Floor Tile? You Should Paint It!

Sick of your floor tile? Paint it! Everything you need to know about floor tile paint.
Photo: Jess McGurn

Most of us have had one at some point or another… an ugly ceramic tiled floor. Well, here's the good news… you don't necessarily have to tear it up – painting is a great option that requires less time and money than re-tiling. Keep reading to learn more about using floor tile paint to give your space a quick, affordable makeover.   


Before and after of painted floor tiles
Photos: Driven By Decor

Would you just look at that red floor tile?! Continue Reading

How Garage Floor Paint Can Transform Your Space in a Weekend

Garage floor paint guide - how epoxy can fix problem concrete

A new concrete garage slab is a thing of beauty. But due to the porous nature of concrete, it doesn't take long before tough stains (like oil spills) make their way into any garage floor. While you might not mind a few stains, over time, an unprotected cement floor system becomes more vulnerable to damage. An epoxy garage floor coating is a great way to ensure your garage floor's durability, and make the space feel cleaner and more inviting.  Continue Reading

How To: Show-Stopping DIY Geometric Wood Flooring

This is, hands down, the most unique flooring project I’ve ever seen. And the good news, of course, is that you can do it yourself!      

Mandi at Vintage Revivals has been overhauling a 1970s travel trailer from the ground up and everything about it has been pure perfection, not the least of which is this incredible DIY flooring job. While certainly time consuming, it’s a project that just about anyone with a ruler and a saw can accomplish. Continue Reading

How To: An Inexpensive DIY Flooring Project

Sometimes when you rip out carpet and discover a plywood subfloor that has seen better days, you get creative and recruit an artist to create something amazing. That’s exactly what happened with this DIY pattern floor project.    

The folks at Ship & Shape asked artist Tynan Kerr to makeover a boring entryway and the results are really pretty great. So cheery and unexpected, I just love it.

While it may not always be practical to commission an artist to complete a home project like this, it can definitely serve as inspiration for a more do-it-yourself approach to tackling flooring projects inexpensively. Continue Reading

Pattern Pop: A DIY Stenciled Kitchen Floor Makeover

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Bold patterns aren’t just for walls, as this beautiful kitchen floor makeover proves!     

Inspired by the look of encaustic tiles (but not wanting to shell out a small fortune), Jessica Davis of The Eagle’s Nest took matters into her own hands by re-creating the look with stencils. She began with a plywood floor painted grey (yes, that’s plywood in the ‘before’, not concrete!), added a glaze, and then hunkered down for a day of stenciling. The whole thing was finished off with a few coats of polyurethane. Continue Reading

How To: Make a Colorful DIY Wooden Slat Door Mat!

created at: 03/12/2012

Spring is in the air, people… I can feel it!  All this lovely weather and optimism is making me want to get outside and make something.  Perhaps this cheerful wooden door mat is just the project to channel all this springtime energy?   


The DIY team behind the Lowe’s blog posted this fabulous DIY door mat project recently and it’s now at the top of my to-do list!  All you’ll need to make your own is some 1×2 lumber, threaded rods, and some stop nuts.   Continue Reading

How to: Make a Cruelty-Free Zebra Skin Rug

created at: 02/28/2012

My dear friend Mandi has got to be the “Queen of DIY.”  I was in a craft competition with her once, and when I found out she was a fellow contender, I practically threw in the towel before it began.   I don’t know if any square foot of her house hasn’t been affected by Mandi’s Touch.  See that dimensional zebra rug?  Yep, she made that. No zebras involved.

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Mandi couldn’t find a rug within her price range, so she went to town with a box cutter and two different rugs.  Continue Reading

Considering Wood Tiles

created at: 01/27/2012

My boo and I are going to be putting in a new floor in our kitchen very soon. We’ve gone over the options and have kicked around the possibility of cork, wood and tile. Each have their pluses and minuses, which is why we’re still vacillating and, frankly, why we haven’t started the project. Now, to make things even more confusing, we have thrown in the notion of tile that looks like wood. Yup, the floors highlighted in these images are actually tile.  Continue Reading

How To: Make a DIY Circular Rug from Carpet Tiles!

created at: 01/02/2012

Carpet tiles have been around for a while now, but there’s always been one limitation: they’re square!  If you love the idea of utilizing this flexible floor covering in your home but want a playful dot instead of the standard square, you’re in luck.  Check out how to make your own circular carpet tile rug below!   

Tyler Goodro, one of our favorite bloggers and modern DIY guru, recently put together this tutorial for cutting a round rug from carpet tiles.   Continue Reading

Magnificent Budget Bathroom Makeover

created at: 10/03/2011

From crown molding to beadboard to framed mirrors to adding a decorative edge to the side of the tub to re-doing the vinyl floor (for $10!), Diane tackled just about everything in her superior budget bathroom makeover. She even made the room’s small window look bigger without replacing it. Clever! To see how she performed this feat of magic, head on over to In My Own Style. 

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