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 They've been replaced by a vintage suitcase vignette.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