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Paper Bag Floors – A Tutorial

Paper Bag Floors – A Tutorial
I did this project in my home (over concrete, no stain) and I am BEEEEEEEE-YOND excited with the outcome. I can’t say THANK YOU enough to all of the people before me who did this and took the time to share what they learned. They were my supporters and encouragers and didn’t even know it. This has changed my whole outlook on my home, and yeah…carpet! If you ever have to pull up your own carpet, you’ll never put down more again. I join Jami on that carpet soap-box. Where to begin?

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The Ultimate Brown Paper Flooring Guide Check out my floors in the May/June 2012 issue of Natural Home and Garden! Also featured in the November 2012 issue of WNC Woman! My brown paper floors are by far my most viewed content, at the top of the list for FAQs, and seen more on Pinterest than anything else I’ve done. I think that’s kinda cool for such an easy and cheap floor solution! But I cannot take credit for this method alone, I originally saw this idea in a magazine that featured Jami from An Oregon Cottage. I changed a few things about the process to suit my tastes, but her site is also a great resource.

Loofah Soap Wonderful scrubbing and exfoliating loofah with the soap right in it. Our's has a handy rope too. This loofah is grown local and you might remember me telling you I trade baked goods for these. That's a tradition that has gone on for a few years now. So far this year the loofah aren't growing all that well with the cool weather and rain we have been having, so I'm not sure if there will be any or not. I Recently made several of these as teacher's gifts at the end of the school year. TV Stand Makeover - At Home with The Barkers I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do at first but as soon as I saw my inspiration piece I knew I was doing a TV Stand Makeover! It’s themed furniture makeover day! If you remember last month I did a decoupaged vanity for my daughter. This month’s theme was two toned. All of my DIY girls will have their projects linked up at the bottom!

Crowds Sing John Lennon's 'Imagine' in Brussels Following Attacks - Inside Edition Hundreds of people gathered on the streets of Brussels in an act of solidarity to condemn the terror attacks that happened at the city’s airport earlier in the day by singing John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Read: Adele Condemns Brussels Attackers: 'We're Better Than Them F***ers' The attacks, which killed 30 and wounded over 200, brought the city to a standstill. As the sunset on Tuesday to bring the dark day to a close, citizens gathered in the streets to light candles and sing Lennon’s hit. DIY Instructions for Low-Cost Flooring - Yankee Magazine Photo/Art by Andrew Wellman Photo/Art by Andrew Wellman Homeowners Gwynne Gardner and Michael Seitz. Photo/Art by Andrew Wellman A stool top finished in the same technique, using paper scraps in a variety of earth tones. Directions for Paper Bag Stool Project

Brown Paper Bag Floor Over Concrete Subfloor Step 1: Rip up the carpet. I just started pulling it up at a corner and rolling up the carpet and pad as I went. I later realized that cutting it into sections first would have been easier. I ripped up the carpet without really knowing what I was doing. I hadn't even bought any supplies yet and my husband was out of town for 6 days, which left me at home with my 1, 6 and 8 year olds. The Clay Oven In a recent post I demonstrated what happens when a traditional clay oven is neglected and abandoned to the vagaries of a British winter. After waiting for weeks for the weather to pick-up a little, I finally managed to get out into the garden this week and got on with the long-awaited repairs. I thought you’d like to see what I have been doing. First off, here’s a sad reminder of what the oven looked like beforehand.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home}: Easter Decorating with Wheat Grass and Other Natural Elements I haven't done much in the way of Easter decorating this year, probably because we still have things in boxes from when the house was on the market. I did find a few decorations to place around the house, but right

Berkley The Bear Cub Loves To Play In Puddles, Flowers At Discovery Wildlife Park Ah, to be young again. Berkley the bear cub, who calls Innisfail, Alta.'s Discovery Wildlife Park home, is clearly making the most of her childhood if recent videos taken by park staff are any indication. A video released on the park's Facebook page last week shows the adorable baby dancing and splashing in a fresh mud puddle. 4 You With Love: Concrete Floor + Paper Bags + Polyurethane + RIT Dye = Another Fabulous Floor Isn't the web an amazing place for inspiration? One of the blogs I follow is Lovely Crafty Home. Rachael shares tons of great ideas on how she makes her home truly beautiful. It was her Ultimate Brown Paper Bag Flooring Guide that inspired me to create this awesome floor in my woman cave.

How to make a better "blue ice" (a freezer pack)! Home Page / Purchase Book / Ice Cream Makers / Kitchen Extras / How to open a mature coconut / How to open a young coconut / How to make fresh coconut milk! / Coconut Milk ExplainedDurian: The King of Fruit! / How to open a durian / Chocolate in the Raw! class / Past Events / Quotes / Biography / Shipping / Contact us! / You might already own some "blue ice" or some kind of ice pack/freezer pack/gel pack to place in your cooler to keep your food cold. Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home}: Easy DIY Mossy Easter Basket I've been loving on those Pottery Barn moss-covered Easter baskets for the past few years and, well, I decided that it's finally time to do something about it. So I went to my local Hobby Lobby (with coupon of course) and picked up a bag of moss.

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