Monday, September 16, 2013

:: Inspired to Inspire- Decorating on a budget ::

Since posting my "Faux Wood Floor" project in February 20.12 ; that post has received OVER 13,000 views; most of them coming from Pinterest! 

At this point in time, it has been my favorite and most rewarding project EVER.

My number one reason for liking it; small price big results. Secondly... it is just so easy to take care of, no kidding. 
My only complaint- It's slippery when wet.  It is probably the case with just about any floor you put I don't complain about it much. That's the reason I keep a rug down all the time. 

I get lots of comments left on that days most of them are SPAM and I don't publish spam. But sometimes, I have people come to my blog and they just email me with questions regarding this floor.  After checking and double checking for spam... I am usually pretty happy to reply back to genuine inquiries. 

That is how I met Diana @ DIY adventures with Diana! (very new blog)  She's emailed me a couple of times....and said she wanted to give this technique a try; and that when she did she'd email me the results! 

Oh my word! You have to see her floor.  She did her living room and her hall way right over the top of cement.  I think she did such a great job. I'm almost embarrassed to show you... she had way more ambition that I did! 

Here is the link to her post. She did a great job! 
Thanks for sharing it Diana! 

Here is the deal. Was decoupaging my bathroom floor my very own idea? 
No. I actually first saw it here @ An Oregon Cottage  where Jami posted a great video tutorial detailing her technique and then later she wrote this post with FAQ's . 

Did Jami cut her paper in strips?
No...but the thing is, we see something and we get inspired to put our own stamp on it and make it our own. Doesn't mean my project was better than Jami's or Diana's was better than mine... it just means we are unique individuals with equally unique ideas. 
We're all here blogging about them and willing to share those ideas with others...just for the fun of it! 
Making our home the best it can be for our families. 
That is why I get inspired by all of you... to make my home the very best it can be for my family. 
If it then inspires someone else...even better, then it is really worth while. :) 

Have a great week. 
Blog on and Inspire someone! 

For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God. ~Ephesian 2:8 


A Baker's Dozen Barnhouse News said...

Beautiful floors. I haven't seen your original post yet, but we recently did floors in our dining room and I LOVE them. I planned to do a post later this week, if I can get around to it. They are not of paper strips, but the floors look very similar to the ones pictured above. Actually, like old farmhouse wide-plank floors. Thanks for sharing. I never cease to be amazed at all the creativity out there!



Melanie said...

Great post! I was just thinking about that post yesterday and had intended to revisit it today!

Claudia said...

What a great project Pat and it deserves all the views and positive mentions! Fabulous, my friend.


Claudia said...

What a great project Pat and it deserves all the views and positive mentions! Fabulous, my friend.


Diane said...

Very cool to inspire others and find inspiration. Where would the world be without it??

Art and Sand said...

The wonderful part of blogging is the inspiration and then the personalization. How gratifying to have people "copy" your ideas.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I agree - so much inspiration to be found and nice people who love to share their ideas with so many :-)

My Repurposed Life said...

It's fun to see folks come to our old posts and even better when they actually let you know they stopped by. :)

We all are inspired by others. Nothing is original, and I love putting my own spin on things.
I've always loved your floor. In fact I think I should go pin it right now!

gail said...

Wow! I'm speechless.

Joyful said...

Both of you did a great job. I've never heard of a paper floor before. It looks just like hardwood.

Cindy said...

It is a wonderful thing if we can actually inspire others, isn't it. Your bathroom floor is such a great idea, I'm surprised more people aren't doing it. Maybe they are and we just aren't seeing it. Diane's floor is gorgeous, I must go over and see it.
Hugs, Cindy

JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

I'll tell what, that is just too awesome, both projects! Wish I had seen this BEFORE we bought the flooring for my master bath {although I do love what we bought} That said, Hubby is wanting to pull up the carpet in the "Man Cave" den so I'm PINNING both your floor and hers.