Wednesday, March 19, 2014

From our pile of old wood....

 Look what Mern and I made in a matter of hours from the old wwod pile we inhereted with the property. Commentary to come.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Frogs and horsey mat

 I wish i had used a lighter blue for the lines to make it more subtle. It's not subtle! I threw a few frogs and painted a door mat in and other than a touch up and another coat of gloss, I'M DONE!
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Crazy pattern

 Holy cow! Clear coat next and we're done!
 Click on pics to enlarge if you are game!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Finally painting the floor.

 Ahhhh!The day of painting the floor after two weeks preparing the concrete. Pretty easy. Two coats of this light blue, then tomorrow it gets its crazy design and glossy top coat. Stay tuned!
 This part was delightfully easy!

Monday, March 03, 2014

That bloody concrete floor!

 We are following a DIY blog that recommends lacquer thinner covered with plastic and then scraped with a plastic brush and scraper. Our lovely glue, having resided here for about 30 years, required more ompf and has just about knocked us out. We found vinegar to work as well as thinner and less toxic but required more time under the plastic. Then a razor blade scraper plus lots of elbow greaseworked great and removed most of the glue. Trouble is, there is some other unidentified substance that is very determined to stay. We hit it with every other recommendation we could find except the grinder which we were to cheap to hire for around $150.Mernie says we couldn't get into the corners with it anyway.(?) This prep has taken around two weeks. I am more than ready to start painting!
We also washed it with vinegar and rinsed with warm water, so now we have to wait for it to dry really well.