Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Living Room

These are the after pictures......




These are the before pictures......





The new furniture arrived 2 days after the final painting of the floor. Georgia (O'Keeffe) one of our Carrin Terriers had to check out the new chairs and our friend Charya liked the black side chairs....



Big change huh?

These are pics of the "new" floor...the old floor was carpet that had foam backing and was glued to the concrete...if you remember this type of carpeting then you are older than 29...lol...any way we had the carpet pulled up and then we (Susan & I) scraped, sanded, scraped some more and then we put muratic acid and then we rented a sander from Lowes...OMG...it was the Big Mac Truck of the sanders...wow...it weighed 250...seriously...the guy at the Lowes loaded it and we "slid" it out of the back of the Envoy...then when we finished our neighbor, two doors down came and loaded it up for us...it was a "duzy", but it got the job done...Then we used a carpet cleaning machine and then we sealed it....I painted the center of the floor cream (the same color as the walls) then I used a sea sponge and "fauxed" on the gold...well it looked so much like a rug I decided to paint tassels on each corner....I just free hand cut a pattern and drew it on the floor and painted it with the cream and the gold and then used a Sharpie marker to draw the detail...then I painted the outside edges (border) with black...it really looks cool. Then another coat of sealer. This is a close up of one of the tassels....

This is "long shot"...not the kind you bet on but a full view of one end of the room...

6 comments:

Susie Jefferson said...

Brilliant job, and I bet you are so glad you can finally relax now. Love those tassels, bet they drive your pets mad trying to find out why they can't chew them :) Time to put your feet up, you earned it!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Linda,

How sweet of you to leave such a nice note on my blog about my Piano Hinge Book tutorial. It's been awhile since I've been to your blog and am very glad to read about your new art studio. You are truly blessed.

Elizabeth

Chaska said...

Very nice! I like how you have decorated around the dogs. I decorate with my 3 cats in mind...always!:-)

Mar said...

awesome floor!
the tassles were the perfect tough!

Nicki said...

Linda - I love the floor! You did a super job.

I nominated your blog for an award. You can read all about it at http://nickisnook.net/2008/12/19/an-award/

Dawn said...

WOW this has turned out wonderfully well, love your faux tassels really neat xxx
Be happy in your "new" home x