So...I had these lovely floors that we spent way to long on (see former post). But once we put polyurethane on them, thy looked like streams of sewage were flowing. Even my non-picky better half agreed that we could not leave them that way.
We were definately going to have to start over. The big debate was, do we do that time consuming stencil all over again??? Stephen had a very resounding "no" for his answer! But I couldn't stand the thought that we bought the thing, put all that work into it the first time and our floor would just be solid colored. So..... I present you with our NEW, new floors WITH a coat of polyurethane!!When I was taking these pictures, Iris came and put the shoes on and I just couldn't resist!but I did have mercy on Stephen. Since he didn't want to do the stencil again, I felt like it was unfair to make him work on it. So I did ALMOST all of the stenciling by myself. But then he had mercy on me last night and did the last row and half :)
Now I have to go soothe my aching back and hands.
They are beautiful!!!! Sorry for the pain, but glad you got to do them again!ReplyDelete
So what did you do differently so it won't happen again? They are really beautiful.ReplyDelete
Wow! I think you did a great job!! I know that took LOTS of time and patience, I admire you!ReplyDelete
I much prefer this darker color to the previous lighter color. Ellie agrees. They are beautiful!!!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone! I think I prefer it with the darker color...I'm very happy that they are almost done!!!ReplyDelete
Moriah, I had to get a darker paint, so it wouldn't be yellow after the polyurethane and we bought a woolen applicator instead of a brush...it's SOOOO much better!
Stunning. YoungHouseLove.com just had several posts raving about a local painter who does very similar work. All I could think of was your georgeous floors. You should send in the photos. So glad it worked out. The darker background really makes it work. Thrilled.ReplyDelete
ok. this is nothing short of amazing! i have NEVER seen anything like it! lovely!!!!!!!1 TABReplyDelete