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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 30, 2010
2:13 AM

Post #7510642

We're moving here from a wonderful thread which has been going on for
over a year now.

Won't you contribute and continue?

:-)

For those who may have missed our 264 previous posts:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/928787/

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 30, 2010
2:14 AM

Post #7510648

Cheryl, I am so glad you hubby may have a bug in his ear. I love the
floor and am thrilled hubby agreed to it. So much cleaner and stays
cleaner than that nasty old carpet we had.

I'll keep hoping for you!
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

January 30, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #7512438

Great kitty (and floor) pic!

Brenda
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

January 30, 2010
9:12 PM

Post #7512925

Thanks Karen it was getting very slow :)
Bubba_MoCity
Missouri City, TX

February 1, 2010
1:57 PM

Post #7518220

I agree - great picture!
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 1, 2010
2:07 PM

Post #7518257

WUVIE, do you think that brownbagging would work OK on furniture? I'm thinking about the top of a dresser that I want to do the sides & drawers in belts and I want a smooth/flat/hard leather-looking-but wears as hard as 10 coats of poly...
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 1, 2010
3:44 PM

Post #7518488

Juney, I would say the sides would definitely work, and so would the top,
so long as you had a good number of poly coats on it. I would make absolutely
certain it was more than dry before placing anything on the dresser.

With multiple coats of poly, it should look just fabulous!

Anyone else have input? I'm by no means the master, LOL.
ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

February 2, 2010
11:10 PM

Post #7523581

If it would work on a floor, I see no reason it won't work on a dresser.

I'm trying to decide if I want to do it in my dining room and living room. I'm not sure it would go with my decor. I like it, but I think I want some kind of light colored Tuscan-style tile. Anyone have any other floor ideas that might work for me?
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 3, 2010
2:46 PM

Post #7525424

Amazing what some people are willing to pay for some things... if they are paying that much, maybe I need to become a pro at it - it will be at least a couple of yrs before it becomes poplar here!! LOL Gives me time to train... ^_^

Genna
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2010
12:41 AM

Post #7527201

[quote="ButterflyChaser"]If it would work on a floor, I see no reason it won't work on a dresser.

I'm trying to decide if I want to do it in my dining room and living room. I'm not sure it would go with my decor. I like it, but I think I want some kind of light colored Tuscan-style tile. Anyone have any other floor ideas that might work for me?[/quote]

I think that the color is dependent on the color of the paper. Didn't someone have a link to one done with the red rosin paper?

I wonder how a butcher paper with a poly/stain would look...
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2010
2:45 AM

Post #7527521

My own personal opinion, I tried the rosin paper and it seemed to look more on the pink side.
Not for me.
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

February 4, 2010
3:03 AM

Post #7527591

The wetter the brown paper is when you coat it with the sealer, the darker it will be. You could experiment on a few pieces of wood. Use different times for the final coat of sealer. You will see a lot of difference.

katie
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

February 6, 2010
2:59 AM

Post #7534263

JuneyBug,
I think brown bagging with belts would look great ..
the girl down the road wanted her's darker and put a stain on after it dired but before the clear coat she used. said it was darker around the edges of the torn paper looked more like old leather
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 9, 2010
10:50 PM

Post #7545700

probably already asked, but can you brown bag on cement?
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 9, 2010
11:35 PM

Post #7545820

imapigeon... wondering if you ever did anything on your stairs and how it turned out ???
inquiring minds want to know ^_^

Genna
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 11, 2010
2:06 AM

Post #7549454

Frilly, yes, you can, but you must seal the concrete first. I used Draw Tite on the bricks
by our woodburning stove and it worked just fine. :-)
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2010
2:22 AM

Post #7549504

hmmm. thank you , I will keep this in mind.

!
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

April 25, 2010
12:01 PM

Post #7735786

Hi again everyone, okay, so I've decided to do this in our motorhome, and DH is agreeing. I'm wondering how it is holding up for those of you that have done this... We have 5 dogs that travel with us in the moho. Also, my plan is to use nice heavy brown paper bags from the liquor store (good thing I like wine, I have plenty of bags, LOL!).

And, just to review, use wallpaper paste, use cabot oil based polyurethane (immediately for a darker finish, or after the paper dries for a lighter finish, right?). Does the wallpaper paste dry clear in case it gets on top of some of the paper?

Any further tips? I'm excited, except for the pulling up the old carpet part. It's not that large of an area though, and hopefully DH will help me with that. Thanks in advance!

Brenda
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2010
7:01 PM

Post #7736927

Hi Brenda!

Mine is holding up quite well! Last fall when hubby went hunting, I cleaned the floor and put another
coat of poly on, not that it necessarily needed it, but it sure looks nice, and the more coats the better.

You don't 'have' to use Cabot oil based, but it is what I used, and I love it.

If any of the paste gets on top of the paper, as in a loose blob, it will leave a spot, but nothing bad.
When you see a blob of paste, just wipe it off and continue.

You really should consider doing a few trial runs on a piece of plywood or something just to get the
hang of it. The more you do it the more you realize a system, a pattern, and your initial work may
look a bit different.

Best tip I can give you is to make sure you have all the sticky-outties pulled out of the floor and make
sure it is as clean as you can get it. Very helpful if you can work in sections, not too big. Small is okay.
And let it dry, let it dry, let it dry before putting furniture back on it.

PLEASE don't hesitate to ask any questions, one of us can definitely help.

:-) Karen
Bubba_MoCity
Missouri City, TX

April 26, 2010
1:22 PM

Post #7739343

Great to see this topic continue.
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

April 26, 2010
4:57 PM

Post #7740049

Thanks so much, Wuvie! I have so many projects in the works right now, with yard cleanup and getting the gardens ready... today was pond cleaning day (soooooo glad that is done!). But, I want to get this floor done before the end of May when we take our next trip in the motorhome. So, I'll be on it! Thanks again for all the good advice and instructions. I will take pictures as I go.

Brenda
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

May 16, 2010
4:43 PM

Post #7798660

In trying to line up supplies to continue my brown bagging I discovered that there is a shortage of Golden Harvest Wallpaper paste in Ca. I had to order some online and what I got is different from what I was using although the name is the same. The first stuff was a white liquid which soaked through the paper and dried clear. The ew stuff is much thicker and transluscent. It doesn't soak the paper as much. It may not dry as clear but I'm not sure yet as I just finished a wall and need to wait for it to dry to see what it does.

Will keep you posted.

kb
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 16, 2010
7:12 PM

Post #7799155

Oh, no, Katie!

Did they label it as GH-34? I'm sorry to hear this!

Karen
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

May 16, 2010
7:41 PM

Post #7799271

Yes, it says GH-34. I think it will look OK but it is a different look than the first one. I'll have shelves on the wall so it's not a big deal. For others who might run into this, I think using a spray bottle of water after the paste and before the last coat of Draw-Tite might give the same look (darker) as with the original.

Home Depot, where I used to get the GH-34 in Ca. no longer carries wallpaper or its products. I tried Ace, Lowes and a few others without success.

Any of you who are planning to do some brownbagging might want to stock up on the GH-34 that comes in a gallon jug-type container if you can find it. The new stuff comes in a pail.

kb

katiebear
mulege
Mexico

May 17, 2010
8:46 AM

Post #7800474

Update on the new GH-34. The good news is that it does a better job of sticking to my concrete block walls. It dried smooth. The worse news is that the color is much lighter. Applying water with a spray bottle before sealing with Draw-Tite might make it darker. The color with the new glue is a light tan, rather than the dark brown with the old paste.

For now I'd say to use one glue or the other and be sure you have enough to do your project if you're using the old type.

kb
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2010
2:41 PM

Post #7801575

Hi Katie,

Wow, this is odd. I have always purchased the GH-34 in a pail. I wonder if they were
actually selling older stock all this time and wanted to get rid of it before changing to
the pail?

How strange.
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

May 17, 2010
3:17 PM

Post #7801662

It is strange I wonder why mine done using the stuff in the pail is so much lighter than yours.

The paste in the jug (which is tall and retangular) is much thinner; sort of like Elmers. Being so liquid, it soaked the paper and if it was sealed right awway it stayed dark.

The paste in the pail doesn't soak in as much and it dries faster.

kb
kanuallc
Lorena, TX

May 28, 2010
11:54 AM

Post #7836658

this is the best idea i have ever found! making a log bed frame and wanted a leather look without the price. have done headboard and one side of footboard...so easy...working on table so not crawling around. at 67 i don't crawl so good! thank you wuvie for your time and perfect directions. you are bodacious!
gen2026
Camden, AR

May 28, 2010
12:07 PM

Post #7836691

What a neat idea... post pics please so we can see your bed project!!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

June 1, 2010
6:04 PM

Post #7850048

kanuallc, Pictures PLEASE!!!! :)
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 5, 2010
9:45 PM

Post #7862769

Odd that I found this thread. I saw a similar thing on HGTV years ago and I always wanted to do it, so I finally did it to my wall and to an old corner nook, but have not finished it. Wanted to make sure my h liked it before I put the Urethane on the walls, since the last time I did it to the wall, my x could not sand it off or remove what was under it, so he painted over it. I did it with this paper in rolls that is really cheap at HD, in the painters section. I think it is for masking stuff off. I had a real dark brown and a lighter one like the bags, but the paper was shinier than the dark brown matte one and also sage green ones. I will have to show you, though not finished with the job and it will definitely be using the urethane after it is dry. I would like to do it on my floors but I don't know if H would go for it. I hate my dog piss carpeting. We have a mobile home though. I don't know if any of you have tried on a plywood sub floor?
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 5, 2010
9:59 PM

Post #7862836

I saw another technique on a house that was so cool. It was using straw, mixed in with plaster or Spackle and put on with a trough as a texture coat. It was cool and looked so rustic with these rough sawn wood beams and this texture on the wall, and they bullnosed all the corners. It would look great with those Saltillo tiles.

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katiebear
mulege
Mexico

June 6, 2010
6:57 AM

Post #7863314

I like the car the way it is. I would not recommend brownbagging it although I have considered the treatment for my poop brown van that has been through a few hurricanes and been rolled and side-swiped by a huge truck on a narrow Mexican mountain road.

kb.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

June 6, 2010
9:24 AM

Post #7863676

LOL Katiebear ... I was also wondering about the Car ..
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 6, 2010
5:00 PM

Post #7864885

Somehow that was an accident. I was looking for pictures of the wall and must have accidentally hit one. lol
It is not my car so I definitely don't want to brown bag it. I looked the technique up on a web search and saw some other cool ones. One guy dipped his in honey pine deck stain color too and it looked cool.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

June 6, 2010
5:28 PM

Post #7864988

hellnzn11 what did he dip in the stain?
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 6, 2010
11:21 PM

Post #7865751

The bag paper or rolls of paper that he crumpled. He did it like you guys did, but her added not only the paste but he dipped the paper in the stain too for variation of color, besides the urethane or Verithane. I think it was on Doityourself.com, which I believe Michael told me at the RU in California that he is in charge of that site too.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2010
5:32 AM

Post #7866031

hellnzn11 ..ok thats what I thought but going to check out the link .. thanks
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 7, 2010
8:06 PM

Post #7868594

The one with the gold, I don't think was on that site come to think of it. Others were though.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

June 8, 2010
4:39 PM

Post #7870799

Good because I couldn't find it ..
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 9, 2010
8:27 PM

Post #7874560

This is the one and here are others.
http://asthecrowflies.org/2007/10/14/my-beautiful-paper-floor/
http://www.paperbagfloor.com/
http://www.yankeemagazine.com/issues/2009-01/home/flooring
http://activerain.com/blogsview/854459/creative-and-cheap-flooring-technique-
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

June 10, 2010
6:59 AM

Post #7875402

Thanks hellnzn11 great lnks
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 10, 2010
7:15 AM

Post #7875455

Your welcome. I felt bad and wanted you to see them. There were a lot more in the search like a lot of blogs about people's projects.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

June 10, 2010
11:31 AM

Post #7876084

Well I have waited long enough . Still waiting on the carpet to be removed ... But I have a small bath thet has vinyl . I have my paper bags readt . If it would stop raining .I would run to town for the poly.

This message was edited Jun 10, 2010 1:04 PM
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 10, 2010
6:15 PM

Post #7877179

All us woman are alike it seems. Our h's have no vision and don't want to be ripping out carpet, trees, shrubs and stuff no matter how wrong they are for the space.

I love to do stuff like that on a rainy day. I got mine to say, well do it on plywood or something to see what he thought. I never put the Urethane on my wall and never finished my cabinet so he is not entirely convinced yet. So I said I could do our covered cement porch.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

June 11, 2010
7:04 PM

Post #7880195

well He Nevers go inthis bathroom.. So he really wont even notice what im doing the whole floor area is about 3x4. shouldn't take me long .. got red paint for one wall too ... :)
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 11, 2010
7:54 PM

Post #7880318

Awesome. I want to see it when you are done please. Did you like the one with the yellow stain? It looked good with the cabin-like feel of the home in the pix.
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2010
7:39 PM

Post #7946183

Just found this posting. Years ago we needed to level up a concrete floor. We poured a mixture on called level quick or level pour. Considering liquid seeks its own level it worked great. Also, regarding preping walls for brown baggin or wallpaper. There is a product on the market called Lock-Tite. Looks like water but seals old imperfect walls wonderfully.
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

July 5, 2010
10:48 PM

Post #7946495

Good to know. Would it work on wall paper lines, where the seam is, if you don't want to remove the paper?
kanuallc
Lorena, TX

August 6, 2010
6:02 AM

Post #8022137

bed is 98% finished...we love it

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 6, 2010
6:32 AM

Post #8022196

Love the bed kanuallc.
your quilt matches my shower curtain ...
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 6, 2010
6:52 AM

Post #8022261

cool
kanuallc
Lorena, TX

August 6, 2010
7:18 AM

Post #8022323

thank you. got the whole bed set in new mexico at k-mart about 15 yrs ago. we moved to tx last year. the set didn't have shower curtain so ours is 6x6 tx flag. will add wild grapevines to bed...seems they grow everywhere here!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 6, 2010
9:58 AM

Post #8022789

did you make the bed or just redo with brown paper
kanuallc
Lorena, TX

August 6, 2010
1:32 PM

Post #8023182

i made the bed...started with plywood. then one friend gave us 3 cedar posts. the other was behind a neighbors house. all it cost was the paste, urethane, and roll of paper from lowe's.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 6, 2010
3:39 PM

Post #8023433

Great Job !!!
kanuallc
Lorena, TX

August 6, 2010
8:22 PM

Post #8024080

thank you. have wanted bed like this most of my life. thanks to wuvie's brown bagging i was inspired to do it. thankyou wuvie!
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

April 10, 2011
5:58 AM

Post #8484593

Kanuallc , Can you post another pic of the bed ? that one is too dark for me to see very good
kanuallc
Lorena, TX

April 11, 2011
6:16 AM

Post #8487024

ok...tried to "fix" it but not sure what i'm doing...LOL

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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

April 11, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8487330

Oh yes ! that lightened it up good so more detail can be seen . Thanks so much , That is awsome
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

October 4, 2011
12:00 PM

Post #8835865

Golden Harvest Wallpaper paste 34 has become hard to find in So. Ca. and is often very expensive online. I found it at Paint-Colors.net for $40 for a five gallon bucket. Shipping cost more than the paste but I have enough to finish the two rooms I'm working on.

kb
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8836225

Hi Katie Did you get your package from me ??

im going to be starting a wall in the guest bath after I finish this floor

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JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2011
5:59 PM

Post #8836295

!!! Your floor is going to be sooooo pretty! You may just want to sell the house after you finish it and retire as millionaires ☺
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8836420

LOL good idea June buy a motor home .. and hit the road :)
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2011
5:12 AM

Post #8836743

Oooh! Good idea! One of my cousins did that and now he says that we are slaves to our houses and land. With a little car and a couple of 'cycles on a trailer behind the RV, you could have a lovely retirement.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 5, 2011
6:05 AM

Post #8836800

LOL really I said that as a joke June .. We did that for years .. we have a 5th wheel & bikes & trailers . in 02 we decided that everything we owned had wheels ... bought 23 acres of heavy woods and started to work .. it all looked like this

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hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2011
4:33 PM

Post #8838771

It's a briar patch. You could snare animals in that without trying to. You may never have to buy meat again. No just kidding, the floor is really unique and will be great.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2011
4:46 PM

Post #8838785

Thanks June
it sure was and lots of it still is and will stay that way
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8838805

I know in the high desert where I live in Ca. it is like that with scrub brush. My poor grandma, from Ohio, came to live in this area as a care taker on some people's land from the church she would come to attend and she did not know about such brush, so she proceeded to hand weed it on 2 1/2 acres and marveled at how long it had been since the people must have pulled weeds. I laughed so hard but felt so bad that I did not stay and help her like she asked me too. Too young and had better things to do, so I thought. I feel so guilty now that I did not help weed the desert in the heat with her.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8838871

Oh but we have lots of trees too Oaks & pines

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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

October 7, 2011
8:02 AM

Post #8839435

That's East Texas .
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2011
2:22 PM

Post #8839877

Are you in The Big Thicket part of The Piney Woods? That takes a lot of work to clear...and a bulldozer would be handy. My in-laws retired out of the Air Force to the Silsbee/Lumberton area and are now spread through from Buna to Dayton to Ft Worth. Only the few in Ft Worth had an easy time clearing land :)
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2011
6:14 PM

Post #8840204

June we are about 6 miles West as the crow flies from the Trinity River so Not in East Texas ... but really close LOL
nearest Town is Fairfield, TX
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 2, 2013
9:15 AM

Post #9469678

It has been a while since I have got to catch up on this thread! Looks like ya'll are all staying busy and being very creative! Did get me with that car picture for a moment - I thought "surely they aren't going to brown bag that" ... ^_^


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http://www.toms.com/ticket-to-give/#flags/7184 Thank you!!

I have a floor in a rent house that I am going to have to attempt to redo soon - I am thinking I am going to try this brown bagging. MAYBE it will hold up to renters a little better than the peel and stick tiles have! :(

Have a blessed day!
Genna
WelcomeGnome
Montgomery, AL
(Zone 8a)

April 3, 2013
8:40 AM

Post #9470638

So you can brown bag an outside patio as well?
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

April 3, 2013
6:54 PM

Post #9471225

Hmm. That is a good question. I would imagine you could, provided you have several coats (completely dry between each coat)
of a durable, outdoor finish. Getting it finished without humidity, rain, etc. would be the trick. :-) Let us know how you do.
WelcomeGnome
Montgomery, AL
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9471460

Would the outdoor finish replace the poly, be on top of the poly or is it the poly? Lol.
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

April 4, 2013
10:46 AM

Post #9471808

I emailed the woman who started the brownbagging thing and she does recommend it for outside. If any water gets under the sealer you have problems. kb
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 4, 2013
3:15 PM

Post #9472005

Water seeping thru the concrete from the underside would probably be a problem as well - sure would look cool if it was possible though. But I know my concrete on my porches really sweats with certain weather conditions. I don't know of any way to prevent it - at least with all the humidity we have.

Genna

lovetopaint
Newark, DE

April 4, 2013
4:04 PM

Post #9472053

I wouldn't put the work into it only to have the moisture below it pull it lose. Instead run a search on - acid wash concrete. Look at all the finishes you can do, many of which look even better than brown bags. Some look like exotic woods to even copper. Waaayyy cool!

Debbie
gen2026
Camden, AR

April 8, 2013
6:32 AM

Post #9475680

Sounds interesting...
WelcomeGnome
Montgomery, AL
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
7:56 AM

Post #9475875

Thanks guys. It looks really cool, but I think I'm with you as far as it getting ruined it wouldn't be worth it to put all the effort in. Wuvie, you did an excellent job though, thank you so much for sharing. :)

Lovetopaint, I've seen that before and looked at having it done (super expensive) can you do it yourself? Maybe I'll just look at tile when I do my three season room.
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

April 8, 2013
5:32 PM

Post #9476635

Oh, Gnome, if you decide to stain your concrete, here are a ton of great ideas:

http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=concrete+stain


This message was edited Apr 8, 2013 6:33 PM
lovetopaint
Newark, DE

April 9, 2013
7:53 AM

Post #9477323

Thanks Wuvie - you beat me to it. There are a lot of ideas there for sure.

Gnome yes you can do it yourself with extreme care!! They use Muriatic Acid which is very corrosive so a lot precautions must be followed.

Check out the post Wuvie mentioned and you can also just search it to find more.

You can also check out instructables website -

http://www.instructables.com/

You'll find things like this -

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Carve-And-Stain-Old-Concrete/

Keep us posted if you pursue it. I love Wuvies floor but on concrete, I don't think it would last.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 12, 2013
3:54 PM

Post #9481782

Fun update, any more pictures out there?

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