A couple weekends ago I blogged about starting a faux tiling job on the sun porch of my new-old house.
All done now. 🙂
Here’s the room with the finished floor:
Here’s the photo my friend took before I bought the house. Nice difference, eh?
The sellers, who kept tropical birds, left that bird cage, so I “funkified” it a bit and used it. Now I’m on a thrift-store hunt for a large stuffed parrot or cockatoo to live inside.
Except for the rug in the foreground and the peacock feathers (which came from the local farmers’ market), everything in the room was either a junque-store purchase, a gift, or something the sellers left behind.
And here’s a closeup of the faux tile:
A certain editor has wagered that the painted floor won’t wear well — that it will be gouged and scuffed within the year. He’s got a point (as a look around any old neighborhood with painted steps and porches will show). But to foil him, I covered the painted wood with several layers of water-based poly-coat. So far, so good. But we’ll see.