Friday, November 11, 2011

Paper Bag Floors

Okay.  The paper bag floor is finished; in one room at least.  You can see a before picture here. The before picture doesn't look particularly bad.  You had to be here to get the full odiferous effect of our lovely carpet.  I don't miss it in the least.  Thus far we have not damaged the surface (fingers crossed).  That's six coats of polyurethane for you.  And let me tell you -- low odor polyurethane truly is low odor.  Who knew?!!

All in all the project took four days but two of those were long work days for me.  In other words one room could easily be done in a weekend.

You'll notice the broken chest and fish tank is now gone.  They've been replaced by a vintage suitcase vignette.

Now I've yet to tackle the sewing projects on my list.  I have started to latch hook a rug for this room.   I still need to complete my couch slipcover.  And now I have some acorns to felt for a custom garland -- a beautiful combination of red and turquoise that will hang on a fireplace during a wedding.

Oh yes -- and then there are the holidays to think about.  Thankfully I have this week off work.  Believe you me I'll keep busy.

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Things I'm grateful for today:
  • Acorn caps to gather and garner
  • A week off work
  • A warm and breezy November day
  • A mini-date with the hubbie
  • Coupons and discounts (think Christmas shopping here -- can't say more)
  • New floors
  • The Goodwill and thrifty finds
  • Sales in the shop
  • Powdered graphite



Angelique said...

So cool! I can help collect some acorn caps for you too, I've been noticing them all around now.

Anonymous said...

Excellent! Congratulations! The floor looks so cool. How many paper bags did you wind up going through? Can't wait to follow your progress on the rug... that sounds ambitious.

Deeapaulitan said...

Look of the floor = MAGNIFIQUE! Love it! What is the powdered graphite for? I'd love to order two or three of those garlands too! in the same colors! Want to email me what it would cost?
Can't wait to see your hooking ;D

Enjoy your day with the Hubs!

Shalet said...

I actually didn't use paper bags -- I bought a big roll of builders paper and used about 3/4 roll for the one room. Though some people do use actual paper bags.

The roll of paper was ~ $13.00.

The graphite is used to fix sticky keys on typewriters. ;o)