Whoa! Yeah, I'd call that progress :). Looking amazing!
The poly is going down as we speak!
I read the previous post, but I'm still confused. What is the yellow stuff for? And how did you get nice hardwood after putting on the yellow stuff? I know absolutely nothing about these things, so forgive my ignorance. It looks amazing though!!!
No worries Tiffaney - what I'm doing is a faux finish technique that was quite common until about 1890. You paint a base coat of color on the floor to match the lightest tone of the wood you're imitating, and then use a glaze on top of that to paint on the "grain" of the wood. I'll talk about it more the next time I post.
Oh wow, I didn't know such a thing existed! If I understand correctly, you're still seeing the actual grain of the wood? Not entirely "faux" then, which is nice. It really looks great though, my goodness. You did a super job.
Nope, no "real" grain, it's all painted on! It was in vogue to have an artist grain the floors, even when the owner could have afforded whatever he wanted...
Whoa! That's terribly interesting. I had no idea. I will keep it in mind though, because my husband and I are looking for an old house to buy an fix up. I might need to use this!
Oh . Em . Geeeeee!!!!!! You are making SUPER progress. I'll bet it feels great to sit back and look across that beautiful expanse of faux bois!
Seriously, I want to roll around on the floor. I want to invite all my friends to roll around with me. It's just that good...
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