Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Plywood is the New Hard Wood

Since I showed my daughter's Cement floors yesterday I wanted to complete the "FLOOR" tour and let you know what we did to the rest of her townhouse floors. Someone asked me if my daughter knew what I was going to do while they were gone - WELL ...every summer for the past 3 years when they go on vacation I take over their home and 'do stuff'...They have an idea, but they give me full reign to do as I please - it makes it easier for me and it is so fun for them when they come home - kinda like being on one of those makeover shows on HGTV!! Well, maybe not quite the results, but hey - we all think it's fun!!!

As I said before her carpets were very worn OUT - and we had to find a solution rather than re-carpet..So we pulled the carpet from the stairs first and tested my theory that Plywood could become Hard Wood - Isn't plywood hard???? and wood???? When we pulled the carpet the stairs were in pretty good shape - So I bought some porch paint and away I went  and here is the result:

I used a high gloss paint - they really are very shiny..

From here we thought we were in luck so why not pull ALL the carpet throughout the house and finish up!!!

So here is glimpse of the hallway (note the carpet NOT pulled from the first bedroom - you get the worn out carpet statement! )  From here we went into the boys' rooms - I did their floors and the walls -
I did gray on both floors but the one really looks blue - I then followed up with the walls..The boys really seemed to like it..as you can see the floor does show the plywood 'squares' but when they got the beds, furniture, and rugs in place it really isn't noticeable...REALLY..

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  1. I have seen some folks even stain the plywood to look like hardwood. hey, whatever works and whatever fits in the budget, right? Love the walls and how the plywood came out.

  2. That turned out cute :)

    Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

  3. ooohhh...how creative!! turned out beautifully!

  4. Brenda, you are truly crafty and creative. The floors look great. And, they are clean and shiny! They look great with the wall colors too. I bet your daughter is beside herself.

    My vacation is... =) Do you need a key?!

    Great job! Can't wait for your next project!

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