The Reason We Have Sealed Concrete Floors

Whenever I post pictures of the inside of my house I get questions or comments about the concrete floor. I’ve never talked about it before, and just like most things there is a story behind it.   So why did we choose concrete floors for our new home? Was it because we love the look? Because they're indestructible and easy to clean? … [Read more...]



Grout mistakes and installed bathroom tile

*Thank you to Floor & Decor for sponsoring this post. Last month I shared with y’all the process of picking tile for our kids bathroom, and I’m happy to say that it's all installed, and we are that much closer to having a livable house! As a reminder, here is the tile we picked - a brushed marble tile for the floor, a tumbled marble subway … [Read more...]



Boys Bathroom Tile

*Thank you to Floor & Decor for sponsoring this post.  Alright, so it’s time to start diving into all the finish selections for the inside of the house. Up until now we have concentrated on exterior stuff, but the exterior is almost finished and so is the builder... which means that Adam and I have a whoooole lot of work to do in a relatively … [Read more...]



Guest Room Paper Flooring (and why I’m disappointed with it)

This summer I started redoing my guest room, and the first step was new flooring. I wanted to do paper bag floors, mostly because they're cheap and beautiful, but also because I wanted the flooring to match in my boy's room and the guest room (they're right next to each other). CLICK HERE TO READ MY ORIGINAL POST ABOUT INSTALLING PAPER BAG … [Read more...]



Stenciling a Concrete Floor

My friend Abby has lived in a tiny old farmhouse for a while, and recently her and her husband renovated and expanded it to be their forever home. Their new house is fantastic...it's roomy and open without being huge. Plus it's on 13 acres...so it's basically my dream house.  I should really do a house tour of the whole thing, actually. One day, … [Read more...]



The Paper Flooring Experiment, Part III – Sealer Options

#8 Parks (RustOleum) Water based Poly for Floors - $40 a gallon Look familiar? That's because it is...this is the sealer that I used to seal my boys floor. It finished dead last, much to my horror. Although there is a silver lining - I was somewhat impressed with it after a year of use, so if the worst performer held up alright then you really … [Read more...]

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The Paper Flooring Experiment, Part II – Stain Options

 Welcome to round two of my most well researched project ever! The first part of this experiment covered paper options for flooring (read that post HERE if you missed it), this one is all about stain. Oil based vs. water based, different colors, etc. Everyone has a different opinion on oil based and water based products, I personally like … [Read more...]



The Paper Flooring Experiment, Part I – Paper Options

Builders Paper You can pick this paper up at Home Depot near the paint section, it costs about $11 for a 140 ft roll (it will last you forever). This is the paper that I used in my boy's room. Here are my observations about it... The thickest of all the papers. The darkest of all the papers The most difficult to rip and crumple … [Read more...]

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My Paper Bag Floor – One Year Later

Well here it is, the post everyone has been waiting for me to write. I installed a floor made of brown paper and polyurethane in my boy's room last year (read that post HERE), and since then I have gotten a ton of questions about it. The original tutorial post currently has 645 comments, most of them questions that I have done my best to answer and … [Read more...]



Crazy Easy Folded Pillows

I've posted a few insanely easy projects over the years, but the one I have for you today takes the cake. I like to call it the "one minute pillow" because you can literally make it in under a minute (unless you have to take pictures of it for a blog post, then it takes significantly longer). There's no sewing, no gluing, no buying pillow forms, … [Read more...]



Paper Bag Floors – A Tutorial

Those of you that are looking for an affordable, attractive, totally doable flooring solution have come to the right place! My husband and I are starting the remodel of our boys room, and I was feeling creative and wanted to try paper flooring. I had seen it before and thought it looked great...but mostly I liked the idea because it was so cost … [Read more...]