Why did I wait so long? We moved into our 1950 Cape Cod 2 1/2 years ago and I've wanted to paint the unattractive parquet floor since the first day.
I'm not so paint crazed that I paint everything in sight. I love a beautiful hardwood floor, and can't wait to redo the hardwood floors in the rest of the house. However, this parquet was nothing special, tired looking and only in this room. This kitchen needed something fun, I just KNEW it!
What I used on the floor was Sherwin Williams Porch and Floor Enamel. It required no primer because this type of enamel will adhere better than a primer would. Less work for me!
The Prep - I was told I only needed to sweep and mop the floor, but I decided to use a prepaint cleaner to give me an edge. I cuts the gloss and was super easy.
My game plan worked out pretty well. Cut in the trim in the evening, and before bed I rolled the first coat on the rest of the floor. This way no one would need to be in the kitchen, and we kept the pets in our bedroom overnight. I have to say when I walked into the kitchen in the morning it took my breath! I loved it!! Just look at that color! A second coat when on and was dry by lunch. We did let it cure a day before moving things back in, and a week later I'm having not a single regret and love spending time in the kitchen.
I'm thinking that if I ever tire of the sea of aqua, it could someday look super cute with a checkerboard floor by adding some white, and would really look good with our kitchen still being original to 1950 for the most part. When the day comes that we can finally gut this kitchen and renovate, some beautiful new flooring will be coming my way, but until then it's more fun to hang out in here than ever before!
From drab to fab!
We asked and you responded big time!
You've all shown some great styling of your Rust & Found goods, and there has been
cool creativity in re-purposing some items.
Seeing the posted photos on Facebook and Instagram has been so fun,
however, selecting my favorites has been HARD! They're all so good!
I've decided to split them into a couple categories to help showcase all the entries.
Here are the entries that used their item to create
something all their own. All very creative!
These entries are sharing how they worked their Rust & Found
goods into their own style.
Top Four Finalists.... yes it's supposed
This years winter road trip has been chilly and totally rewarding in several ways. The trailer is filling up with fantastic finds and we made some unplanned stops that made it all worth it!
Not so rewarding.. waking up to 24 degrees in North Carolina! Rude! What's up with this weather?
Every single place we stopped to shop and pick our first day was outside or in unheated barns and I was chilled to the bone by the time we reached our hotel that night.
11TH, 12TH, 13TH
I've tried it all..hair stylist/faux painter/stay at home mom/jewelry artist/late in life college student. Through all of those former "careers" I have had one constant passion.. a love of junk, flea markets and creating! It took me 30 years to find the courage do this full time and I have finally settled on what I'm going to be when I grow up!