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Monday, September 17, 2012

In Case of UGLY....Paint!

My first update of the bathroom..changing from 90's green to this with stencils


As I stated a year ago, our rental residence came with some obstacles...the challenge, make it a home without killing the bank account.  Now the bank account is zero...due to lack employment...it means continuing to do it creatively.

I love taking blogging pictures which allows me to show the beauty while hiding the ugly...even putting on make-up can do that.  So when I showed off my 1/2 bath re-do, I just didn't show you the ugly.  Now for the truth to be seen.


Yes, that is the floor...and yes, my master bathroom looks as bad.  I tried to cover it up with a rug and even held my head up as I walked in so my eyes wouldn't catch sight of it............the ugly floor.

But as another blogger posted one time...there is just time to Yak the thing and getting it out of your way.  For me that means.............GRAB PAINT!!!  All my supplies were left over from other projects............so this re-do would also be free!!

I first sanded the top of the surface of the floor to remove what little seal was left.  I then took mineral spirits to wipe off all grit and again make the surface ready to hold paint.



There were two colors of paint in the garage..neither good by themselves for the floor...so I mixed them to make my base coat.  I rolled the base coat on the floor three times...leaving hours and one over night  to dry.



I grabbed the same stencil I had used on the walls....even the same paint and stenciled a floor medallion.

After the floor was left to cure over night I began three coats of clear statin sealer.







My NEW Floor.....and now you know the whole story...all the ugly was revealed....and restored to a new beauty.



Yes there is a spiritual lesson there....mine came through this scripture "We have renounced the hidden things of shame...." II Corn. 4:2.

Now you are welcome to come use my 1/2 bath and I won't hide from embarrassed....the ugly has been covered.



29 Joining in with more words:

Angela said...

Oh my goodness gracious...WOW..talk about God's goodness. I'm so glad you came to visit me Janette so that I could come and visit you in the bathroom..lol. God IS so good..I just shared on The Sacrificial Diet (my face book page on faith and fasting..been released from 120 lbs), very similar things you have shared from your heart, and than on the phone with another sister in the Lord for our 'church time' I called it..praising and praying to God.Talk about God's confirmation..hallelujah! blessings sweet sister and just want to bring you encouragement...my family and I have walked the unemployment line (I'm in it right now)...God IS good all the time and He provides for us..He truly does..miraculously...like I am in a place right now that hey, I have bills to pay and it will be God to pay them, some how, some way. I just don't know how..but who cares..HE DOES!!!!!!!

Jill Jones said...

Beautiful my sweet friend. I love it. You are so creative! I was sorry to read in the last post about your hubby's job. I am praying for you and trusting that God has big plans through all of this. Love you-please holler if I can do anything for you at all-I mean that.
Hope you have a great week. He has this all in the palms of His hands-weaving in your hearts and lives His grace and mercy which are new every morning. Love you-we need to plan a time to get together-I can come that way.
Hugs
Jill

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Good for you! Isn't it amazing how getting the creative juices flowing to accomplish something helps the spirit? I love that stencil! I'm praying...

Sonja said...

Painting and stenciling while you wait and pray, and us along with you. You are one smart cookie! I think God smiles at you, and I'm SURE He loves the stenciling! :)

Lisa said...

What a great solution! I love that stencil design!

Christine said...

You have been on my heart for days now. You have been keeping busy, I see. Great solution to the "uly" floor dilemma.
Wedding, has your daughter picked a date?
Prayers and hugs for you and your husband. You have a lot of us who care.

Debbie said...

Good morning! Oh my goodness! What a wonderful, creative idea! And it looks just beautiful too!! Two things I had no idea you could even do to a floor...and NO cost, doesn't get better huh? How I NEED you to help me with my cupboards...WHY don't you live next door?!

Praying for you my friend!

HUGS

Karen said...

What a good idea! It looks so much better!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

you are so handy. I need you!!! got any suggestions for carpet stains? When we moved in here....the couple before us had toddlers...no more said.

Carol said...

Janette,
I always love seeing what you do with paint! You are surely talented!

Farm Girl said...

Well now I wouldn't have ever thought of that but what a great idea!! You are so great with ideas and with paint.
I am praying for a job for your husband. :)

Vee said...

Great use of paint and stencils! Such a wonderful improvement. Keep looking up...

Sandy said...

I'm not sure I would ever have thought of doing that to a bathroom floor but this looks great. Maybe you should start a decor blog and have sponsors. You are really talented.
Praying for you and yours all the time.
Hugs~

Rebecca said...

Hmm. I'm going to show this floor to my Painter-in-Residence. $$ is short here, too. And our bathroom floor needs help!

Pom Pom said...

Way to go! It looks nice!

Sue Anne McKinney said...

Wow! Now that's impressive! I just want you to know I have been praying for you guys. Praying the best is yet to come!! I know you and that you can 'smile at the days to come'. Asking for a miracle...for his name and renown are the desire of your heart.

Maryann said...

You are always so creative Janette, great solution to an ugly problem. I think of you often and will continue to keep your family in prayer

Sally said...

Your creativity and courage to get it done are both impressive. I don't have that courageous gene. I have a kitchen carpet that desperately needs to be gone, if you were here I'd let you talk me into doing something about it.

Debbie Petras said...

You are so creative Janette! The floor actually looks lovely. If you ever come to my place please don't look too closely. I just might put you to work girl.

Praying for you,
Debbie

Vickie said...

Wow, Janette - you are SO creative and innovative! Your bathroom looks amazing - and all it took was some elbow grease!

I'm sorry to hear about your husband's job. At these times, we Christians have a heavenly Father to lean on and to guide, guard and direct our lives. Let me send my encouragement, too, with the other dear ladies on here, Janette. HE holds you and your family in the palm of His holy hand and He will take care of you.

I'll be keeping you in prayer that showers of blessings rain down in infinite ways!

Vickie said...

Oh yes, I forgot - Congratulations on your happy announcements! How wonderful for your family!

Marla and Steve said...

You are amazing! Now THAT is a great idea and it looks sooo good.

myletterstoemily said...

you are amazing! do you do facelifts?

Catherine said...

Dear Janette, You are very handy and creative. It looks lovely. You did a real good job.
Blessings dear friend. Catherine xo

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh my goodness, that is one of the most creative ideas I've ever seen. I never thought about painting a bathroom floor, and the stencil looks beautiful!
Blessings,
Marcia

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

You are so creative, Janette! The old adage sure applies, Need is the Mother of Invention. If we had all the money we needed to do what we wanted, we wouldn't need to be so creative....However, some days, even my creativity isn't enough, but His is! Love your photos, Janette!

Crown of Beauty said...

I have always admired you for your gift of creativity. What I have seen of the transformation of your new home has been amazing, and now this!

Yes, there is a lesson. But you know what, for me the real lesson is watching you not giving up, finding a way, even when the bank account is down to zero. You are unstoppable.

That is such an encouragement to me.

Much love
Lidia

Debbie said...

You are my inspiration!! I love it and the difference it makes. I love it even more because you are powering through this time and making things yet more beautiful. What's more, you are blogging about it. I'm powering through, but I haven't "yakked" a bit.

I pray for you every single morning along with my husband and throughout the day as God leads me. Just wanted you to know that.

Just so you know, since I don't know your husband's first name, he goes by "Janette's husband" at the throne of the King.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Looks fantastic! Seems like perfect timing so that you'll be ready for lotsa friends n family visiting to celebrate those exciting engagements! You are so talented and I'm sure the Lord will lead the right people to your door to help you find the next business venture for your hubby.
love you!
Leslie

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