I have hated the parquet floor in our entryway since the day we moved in. I have thought about replacing them, but with kids and animals constantly coming in and out I didn’t want to spend the money just yet. A few weeks ago, I was hanging out on fb, when these gorgeous floors from Country Living Magazine popped up…it was fate!
I love the look of painted floors, but it was terrifying to me! Well, I wanted to have them finished in time for Debbiedoo’s Copy Cat Challenge…thank you so much for the swift kick in the rear, Debbie! I didn’t even know where to begin. So, in true Jessica fashion, I winged it.
Do you see this hideousness I have been living with for years? Doesn’t it make you want to hug me and tell me how sorry you are that I had to endure this tragedy?
I really, really could have used a hug yesterday. I sanded the floor, then painted it, then sanded it again, then painted it. It felt neverending.
Then I painted the entire floor a creamy color and started stenciling the small parquet squares. I hated it! I thought…what have I done??? Then I rolled up my sleeves and painted the whole thing again. I decided that I wanted the squares to be much bigger…like the size of 4 little squares together, so I hand painted…every. single. one.
And sanded them again. I finally got the beachy worn look that I wanted, and I am one happy mama!
I even bought myself a new rug to celebrate!
And just a quick shout out, I have the coolest husband on the planet…he just lets me do my thing even when it scares him to death!!!
I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!