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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

turning an ugly duckling into a swan…

home improvements can break the budget…especially when you’re like me and love expensive shiz  but have an empty wallet…

while there was a whole lot of ugly going on in my entryway most of it was easily changeable…paint=cheap, just like i like it…

i first tried to cover it up the floor  with a rug…

(this pic is from what i did we first moved in 9 years ago…don’t judge!)

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then i decided to paint the walls a pale color…

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it helped…but the floor!!  the floor was something that i knew i couldn’t afford to rip out and replace… and honestly i like the style…but the color?  hideous…

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this image served as an inspiration…black was not an option because our house does not get a lot of natural light…but i loved how shiny and modern it looked

i was really intimidated to tackle this…i read to use epoxy type paint but it also said you needed to have a well ventilated area…kansas city in november and open windows/doors don’t mix too well…

so i figured i’d give oil base paint a try first…

i whipped out a can of paint i used for our half bath trim, a can of Rustoleum black gloss and went to town…

black and white painted tile

HUGE difference…it’s been about a year since i painted it…it’s a fairly well traveled area and i have to say it has held up really well…

never doubt the power of paint!!

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