Of course size matters....
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I got the blog post put together showing you all where I put the big vintage sexy-beast-of-a-sectional!
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Ya'll know I've been raving about the #getsmart @tiltsmarthome blinds. πŸ‘I'm obsessed!
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Ya'll know I've been raving...

Last time I was someone's type...
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Happy Monday! 😘
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I'm really getting excited about the upcoming @oneroomchallenge πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ
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My friend Ari @arianna_danielson hit on something in her post today.
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LOVE your home. πŸ’– I create the spaces I do because they make us feel happy, cozy, comforted, relaxed and fun.  Spaces we want to hang out in!
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ORC Week 3: In the Club It’s a Doozy! Aqua Floors, White Walls & Gray Ceilings

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Alrighty friends, this one is going to be a bit bigger than originally planned but alas, last week’s didn’t quite get finished up like I had hoped.Β  So, the floor conclusion and process, the paint color and why,Β  AND a last minute decision that made a big difference.

Let’s pick up at the floor.Β  When I left you last week (ORC week 2 stained concrete floors) it was with the debacle of not knowing if this whole flooring project was even going to work.Β  We had just put down the first coat of stain and were praying it took to the concrete.

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This was right after the first coat of stain went down.

We came back after letting it sit a full day (you know, the rationale that the longer it sits the more likely it is to stick plus I was terrified) We started out by coming back and using a good ole fashioned bucket with soapy water (Neutr-a-Clean from Kemiko) and a scrub brush.

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He scrubbed while I vacuumed up the water.Β  Luckily most of the stain actually penetrated the concrete!

So we continued with the process by applying a second coat of stain.Β  We decided to do a second coat to get a more saturated color as some of the stain did come up with the washing step.Β  Here it is wet right after application.

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This is the stain product we used, I bought it through Amazon.

Here is the second coat of stain dry.Β  We just went back and did a quick wash (same as above) to get up any residue.

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Ha my hubs.Β  When we have been working on floor and other projects for many many hours, we start to get a little weird.Β  I don’t think he thought I was serious about sharing this pic!Β  And that hat, OMG a whole other story.

Ok goofiness aside, it was time to seal this puppy!Β  We used this Clear-a-thane product.Β  I got the clear satin as I didn’t want a high gloss floor with the other things I’m doing in the space.

We just used 1/4″ rollers and both worked from the outer corners in, applying it rather liberally and evenly as we worked our way to the stairs.aqua stained concrete floors, pure white ppg, grey whitewashed wood ceiling, stained concrete, home, interior, design, decor, diy

We applied one coat, let it dry and a couple hours later did a second coat.Β  We let it sit to cure for 48 hours. And we had these lovelies left to show for all of our hard work!Β  (Side note:Β  HUGE thanks to my friend Emy at Semi Gloss Design for sharing her stained concrete floors a couple of years ago!!Β  It seriously inspired me to take this floor project on.)

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You can see the outline of the paint and tack strip marks that didn’t come up with the scrub machine.Β  But I actually like it!Β  It reminds me of a reclaimed piece.Β  It adds an unusual and unique character.Β  Also we must have roughed up the surface enough that some of the stain actually colored parts of it!

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Next up was painting the walls.Β  Ugh this was another unexpected 6+ hour job.Β  I decided to go with PPG’s Pure White (which is their base color in their timeless line) in an eggshell finish.Β  I went with this as I wanted a clean white.Β  Since this is a basement even white’s with a hint of warm tones read tan in color.Β  And white tones with any kind of blue tint read very cold.Β  So I opted for a very clean white.

Now I have never tried PPG before.Β  We usually use Behr but weren’t thrilled with it the last time we used it so we thought we would give it a go.Β  OMG we used up 4 gallons of paint!Β  We weren’t going over a dark color, it was Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter (which is a light grayish with hints of brown).Β  We had to go over it all 3 times.Β  And yes this is the Timeless, top of the line collection from them at Home Depot.Β  It was SO much work.Β  And this should not have taken 4 gallons.

So although the reviews are good I am not recommending it.Β  My experience in here, over a light-ish color was less than stellar and it was way more work than it should have been.

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Above you can see the difference the white paint makes.Β  It’s so much brighter!

Which brings me to my next project.Β  I didn’t include this in the original moodboard (which you can see here) as I hadn’t made up my mind on what I wanted to do about these massive soffits housing important junk like hvac (who needs that?!). I decided at the last minute to wrap it in a gray white washed wood.Β  I wanted to create an architectural feature instead of an eyesore.

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This is the first project ever I got to take a step back and watch.Β  Our teen son is in shop at school and wanted to take over my job of cutting.Β  He did so great!Β  And was super safe the entire time.Β  (I was watching the whole thing haha)Β  Oh and Bogey the Newf was helping me supervise.

Just opposite the giant bulkhead above is this ceiling bumpout (at least that’s what I’m calling it) and I wanted to wrap this too.Β  It would balance out the room and create more interest.Β  Here it is with just the face of the edge.Β  We had to go get more (it’s at HD!) to finish the ceiling portion of this.

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And all finished!Β  It brings a nice rustic element while not lowering the ceiling.Β  Speaking of ceiling I left it the original builder beige color.Β  It offsets the white walls just enough to keep the room from feeling cold.Β  And that’s where we are as of now!

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Next week I have another lil surprise project.Β  That purple ish wall in the pic above?Β  It’s not painted because we are applying a super cool 3d wall feature to it this weekend.Β  You guys it’s going to be EPIC.

Whew!Β  I really wanted to share this one as we went along and that is exactly how it’s breakin down.Β  I’ve got a few more surprises up my sleeve coming up.Β  It is shaping up so beautifully, I think I might have to redo the entire main level in order to get it up to par with this space.

What do you think so far?Β  What’s your fave part?Β  I am SO stoked that the floor worked out, all the work sucked but was SO worth it.

I always love to hear from ya so hit me up in the comments!

And don’t forget to hit up the subscribe box in the sidebar to stay tuned with the other projects I have coming up that are really making this space somethin else!

Of course I HAVE to mention my other fellow fantastic guest participants!Β  They are cookin up some incredible spaces so be sure to pop over and see some of those!

 

 

 

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16 Comments
  • Catherine
    April 17, 2019

    What a unique look for the floors! I love concrete – we had it in our first apartment and I really miss it sometimes.

    • Tina Bousu
      April 18, 2019

      Hi Catherine! Thank you so much, I was nervous about just keeping bare concrete but we are LOVING it! With 4 dogs and 4 kids I it’s already so low maintenance and looks amazing at the same time. I don’t know why I waited so long to do this!

  • Bari
    April 18, 2019

    This is going to be amazing!

    • Tina Bousu
      April 18, 2019

      Thanks lovely! I am seriously so excited about how it’s all shaping up!

  • Libbie
    April 18, 2019

    Tina,

    From a fellow huge dog mom I think all my floors should be concrete! This looks so beautiful I may try at least one room soon. I am excited to see what else you have planned!

    Libbie

    • Tina Bousu
      April 22, 2019

      Thanks Libbie! It makes me wonder why I waited so long, such low maintenance and so pretty! This next post is going to be cra-zy. xxxooo

  • Jewel
    April 19, 2019

    OH MY GOODNESS! I think I’m starting to understand your vision and it’s going to be EPIC!!! I can’t wait to see!

    • Tina Bousu
      April 22, 2019

      Jewel! I am having SO much fun with this space! You get me babe, we have similar brain wavelengths, I’m convinced. haha xxxxx

  • Justine Dennen
    April 19, 2019

    Those floors!! They look like a Caribbean Sea and make me want to dive in. Absolutely love 😍

    • Tina Bousu
      April 22, 2019

      I can’t tell you how relieved I was that it all worked out, because I am SO in love with them! The color is rich and varied and it adds so much depth. Thank you so much for stopping by and checking them out. xoxoxo

  • Corinna - TheBohoAbode
    April 25, 2019

    I’m going to try to remember to send you a picture of one of my sim’s kitchens because your floors are exactly what the floors look like in the house! I can’t believe that’s real life. It looks so cool!

    • Tina Bousu
      April 26, 2019

      Really?! That’s so crazy awesome! Thanks babe xoxox

  • Emy
    April 26, 2019

    I love how the floors turned out! They look amazing!

    • Tina Bousu
      April 28, 2019

      It was a ton of extra work but so worth it! Thanks Emy!

  • Jen @ Jenron Designs
    April 26, 2019

    Wow that is a cool floor treatment I so want to do this in our basement if we can get to that space.

    • Tina Bousu
      April 28, 2019

      I don’t think any other flooring option could possibly come close to how much I love this! And I highly recommend it!!

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