I prefer my wood floors au naturale, but for the iffy wood floor that needs a serious pick-me-up, check out these babies.
The first example was done by Alisa Burke. Just looking at the pictures of its creation does make my neck hurt, however.
This one was done by Paisley Wallpaper.
And for an even bigger print, how about this one?
Are you living with vinyl floor tile remorse? Did you really think the faux parquet tiles would look like authentic parquet? If you’ve hit rock bottom and are ready to start from scratch, here’s a juicy little tip that will help you get on the road to floor recovery and remove those pesky, sticky squares that tried to dazzle you.
parchment or wax paper
towel or rags
I must admit, I cringed a bit when I saw this makeover. MWT and I have installed wooden floors and we’ve hired people to refinish 100’s of square feet of them in both the homes in which we’ve lived. Now, it’s not that painted wood floors can’t look amazing; I’d just reserve the act for floors that are way beyond salvation. In this case, the ‘before’ floor wasn’t the prettiest of hues, to be sure, but the ‘after’…I’ll let you decide. Continue Reading
We’ve had our share of wood paneling (good and bad) to deal with in the past. It can pose a huge design problem to many people. If you’ve ever seen wood paneling redone right, it adds an interesting textural surface to the walls of a room. For the mere cost of high gloss white marine paint and an ebony stain for the floor, the room takes on an entirely different look and feel.
The shutters were removed, stucco added above the paneling and the same white marine paint covers the chairs. Continue Reading