Saturday, September 29, 2012

::A Favorite Thing and a Papered Floor Update::

This week I'm combining a PAST PROJECT UPDATE and a Favorite thing post...for Claudia's 'A Favorite Thing' Party 

My Bathroom Floor-- I decoupaged it back in February, it is currently my MOST VIEWED POST and has been Pinned all over Pinterest. 

I'm pretty proud of this project. I think I've got the biggest bang for my buck by covering my Vinyl floor with paper, glue, and polyurethane. You can read about that here--- How To: Faux Wood Floor-Decoupaged Floor
I'll add that since finishing my floor and posting about it... I ran a bead of caulk along the floor where it meets with the tub and trim.  (can be seen in the above photo) 

The only "wear" on this floor is right under the red step chair... that louvered door is the Hot Water closet...the door rubs just a tad across the floor. It has left a 'scratch' there. The scratch is just the upper surface of Poly being rubbed off when we have to open the door.  That is not a problem...we'll probably be putting a couple more coats of poly down before it gets too cool out. Then of course well have to take a little off the bottom of the door, too. 

Most days it looks like this in here. The Littles are here almost everyday. Extra towels, extra (small) potty...etc. 

This floor has held up nicely to dirt, mud, grass, and water! The only bathroom in the house, right off the mud room and the MAIN changing area for  SWIMMERS FRESH OUT OF THE POOL and CHICKENS! 

I usually just sweep, then wipe with a damp cloth using Ms.Meyer's 'Lavender' ALL PURPOSE CLEANER. Easy peasy!  **Affiliate Link ** 

Mrs. Meyer's all Purpose cleaner

It only cost about $30 to complete.  It looks like wood. It cleans up pretty easily.  No maintenance! Now you can see why it is a favorite project...Don't forget to head on over to MHC and see what other's are talking about while showing off their favorite things! 


Oh give thanks to the LORD for He is good; His loving kindness is everlasting. 
~Psalm 107:1 

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Diane said...

How impressive! Great job!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Wow I had no idea you could even do that. Amazing!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I remember this great project! Really, really clever!

Cindy said...

That is such an amazing project, it's still hard to believe that you can make a floor look like that with paper!
Have a blessed Sunday, my friend.
Hugs, Cindy

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

It has held up well, I remember seeing your project when you first blogged about it. Amazing is right.

Babajeza said...

This looks good! :-)

Claudia said...

Amazing! What a wonderful project! Pat, I am very impressed.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!


Homesteading wife said...

You did such a great job! It looks just like a real wood floor. I wonder if this would work on a concrete floor?

Taunnie said...

Wow! I think this is one of the most fantastic projects I have ever seen around the Blogosphere. Very creative, cost effective, and gorgeous. You did a really great job too, I would not have guessed it wasn't real wood from the picture. Great job :)

must love junk said...

This is unbelievable! Great job-you should be proud! :)

Linda Carole Bloom said...

It looks great! Do you have chickens??!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I've always thought that this was a fantastic project! Still looks great!

Haworth said...

I can barely believe that's paper! What a wonderful project. Hats off to you! (And don't you love Meyers products??)

Sheryll And Critters. said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am sharing this on my FB page cause at least some of my classmates thought I was nuts when I told them I was making a white washed planked flooring with paper bags!

I love your floor, but I have a little dungeon thing going on in my tiny house, so I need lighter color... so was going to use some old paint and water it down and try to blue white wash mine.... if the old paint is still usable? Wish me luck. Or if it isn't, then I will just dye the glue.... I will make it work.

Unknown said...
Here is a project done on concrete floors.

Unknown said...

I'm going to try this in my dad's bathroom. if it turns out as nice as this looks, I'm doing it to my large kitchen. if that turns out nice, too, I'm continuing it down my hallway and living room to replace BADLY needed carpet but no budget for that anytime soon :-) It looks great!

Unknown said...

I just started this project today in our downstairs bath. It had the same problems as yours-gross flooring. I started in the small closet just to make sure its going to adhere. We are drying now! I'm excited to see the results! I LOVE YOUR POST!

Linda said...

I love this look! You did an awesome job on it. Do you think this process can be done on a garage floor?

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

I'm sooooo impressed. And surprised it really holds up. And appreciative that you shared all the details!!!

Anonymous said...

looks amazing...........going to try