Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thrifty Flooring...The Reveal

I feel very lucky to own beach front property...our lord has really blessed my family and given us this wonderful home for us to enjoy. We purchased this condo back in 2003 and at that time, I never really thought that we would keep it this long, but we have and I am sure glad we still call it HOME. While eating our dinner tonight, just look at the view we had, it just doesn't get any better than this! Okay, I'm sure that you are here because you want to see the reveal of my THRIFTY FLOORING...right? Well, we are all finish and here they are! Sorry that the pics are not better, but it was after dark and we don't have very good lighting in this room.
                                  So happy that you came by,
                                               Linda

                                      Our Lord at work!
The finished room!!!
TOTAL cost...$240.
                         This is a very SMALL bedroom and
                        most of the floor is hidden by furniture,
                        so that was the reason that I went the
                            THRIFTY route on this flooring.
                                Oh no...looks like I didn't do a real
                                 good job mopping...I guess I was
                                just worn out! Now don't look to the
                                 left, okay I knew you would:) We
                                 know we still have a small piece of
                                 molding to install, but we forgot to
                                 bring the correct saw with us...next
                                                      trip!
                             The look and feel of handscraped
                                wood floors for just pennies.
                             I don't think that I would put these
                            in just any room, but I do think that
                           they are perfect for some places, like
                                      this coastal bedroom.
                  I purchased the flooring at THE FLOOR TRADER...click
                                     here...for their website.
                                Never thought that peel and stick
                                could look and feel this good...
                                learn something new every day.
                               So very EASY to install!!!
                      Best tip that I can give you is, make sure that
                      your first row is on a straight line. We used a
                                            chalk line.
                          All beach homes need a grass skirt...
                                       
and some seashells...don't you think?
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56 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

The floor looks beautiful, Linda! Very nicely done and a great deal, too, I'm sure.

That sky is so gorgeous! You are really blessed. Gloomy and cold here!!

XO,
Jane

Tracy Suzanne said...

Wow Linda that photo of the sunset you took just took my breath away. I just pinned it. Your right our Lord is amazing. Your floors turned out beautiful. I love the detail in the faux wood. The bedroom looks so peaceful and love the playful grass skirt. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those floors look great--I am impressed!

Pen Pen said...

wow, your floor is gorgeous! did you use any extra adhesive, or just go with what's on the planks? I love it!

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

Isn't that amazing? I used that once on a powder room in our old home and couldn't get over how "Authentic" it looked! Love the grass skirt...nice touch for the coast! xo

Toni said...

The floors are great. Really look like the real deal. Love the grass skirt.

Lori said...

Looks wonderful. Who would have thought! Perfect in that room.

Pam said...

Your new floor is gorgeous! And I love that grass skirt.

Suzanne said...

The floor turned out great. I also love that grass bed skirt. Where did you find it?

Sarah said...

Wow. That looks really beautiful! I will have to consider that when we finish our basement! It does seem like they just keep coming up with new great products! We used laminate in our home and almost everyone thinks it is real!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Gorgeous view of the ocean! Love your new floors, the room looks wonderful! The bedskirt is perfect!!!

Karena said...

Linda that first image would have me sitting there every evening!! The floors turned out great and my eye kept going to that fun bedskirt!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Bliss said...

It looks great. The end result puts the thrift in thrifty!

I'd be happy to come look at the floor during the day and report back to blogland. It's the guest room right? I won't look at the view, I promise.

~Bliss~

Tina said...

Your room looks great! The beach, by the way, is my happy place. Any beach any where. How blessed you are to have this retreat and I see you don't hesitate to give God the glory for His goodness. Made me smile to read your post. Oh, and the flooring?, I'm so grateful that you posted this. I need a thrifty fix for a basement floor and I think this will do the trick. I'm going to pin it to my pinterest board. Blessings and Thanks, Tina

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks really nice, Linda! Who'd have thought ~ peel and stick! : )

Pamela said...

Looks great Linda!!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Amazing! The floor looks fabulous!

adventuresindinner said...

This is so pretty! I never would have guessed it was vinyl :-)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful Linda~ love the grass bedskirt too :) Thanks for linking up!

At The Picket Fence said...

That looks amazing Linda! You would never know it wasn't the real deal and I adore that grass bedskirt...so cute! :-) Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Friday~
Vanessa

Kaybe said...

I worked for a big-box home improvement store for a long time. The flooring that always came back was the pricey wood stuff. Folks loved the simple-to-install laminates. Yours is a great color & I especially love love the hula bed skirt. You go beach girl you go :D

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The floor looks great is a perfect choice for a beach condo. Love the grass skirt on the bed...so cute! You are so talented! Love that sunset...God is so good. hugs, Linda

Curtains in My Tree said...

There is nothing like going to a beach house.

you need easy care floors for sure

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Linda this floor looks beautiful!! Love the whole room and that sunset pic is GORGEOUS!

michelle said...

The floor turned out beautiful! It looks like wood.
I love the view you have, what I wouldn't give for that every night. ;)
xoxoxo

Sherri said...

The floor looks great and I love the price!! Great job!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG! I love your floors!! Easy is def for me!
*hugs*Deb

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Wow! I'm very impressed. I'd had never known it was peel and stick if you hadn't told me! That bedroom is just gorgeous and so is that sunset! God is an awesome artist, isn't He????

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

I love the floor Linda, it is perfect. I never would have spotted that molding till you said don't look left! And I love the seagrass headboard and where on earth did you get that cute grass skirt for your bed what a cute idea! You captured a gorgeous sunset, I know what you mean, sometimes I have to pinch myself being so close to the water, I get to see the sun rise over it. from my cottage, and in florida, a short hop to the beach to see it set! You must be set on a great angle there to see the sun set., here in the east. Are you in the Outer Banks?God certainly has blessed us both.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks awesome, linda! love the rustic look of it!

Ellie said...

I love it! Sure can't tell its humble origins!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really does look wonderful! I love the shade of color you chose! And some seashells? The perfect touch! ♥

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful sunset, Linda! I think your flooring turned out beautifully! We bought plank vinyl for our kitchen dining room area, I'm really looking forward to getting it installed!

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks so pretty Linda...and I love the grass bedskirt!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Wow, that looks really great! Good choice Linda! I'll never look at peel and stick the same way again.
Now go take a well deserved break on that balcony enjoying the awesome view! :)

Debbiedoo's said...

BOY does that look gorgeous Linda. We are researching floors for our bedroom. I just do not know what I want,and I for certain know my husband is not tackling this job. Yours turned out gorgeous!

At The Picket Fence said...

Love it!! This would be so fabulous in a bathroom as well since it's vinyl. Great job installing it and it looks very "real"!

Heather

Jane said...

It really does look good!

In a previous job, I inspected renovated condos. Many of the "better" places used this kind of vinyl flooring. In talking with the contractors and decorators, they all said they really liked working with this flooring and how well it wore. I was told that many of the department stores with "hardwood" flooring is really vinyl, like this.

Andrea | HomageStyle.com said...

Looks great! What a terrific way to make a big impact with a smaller dollar amount than hardwood!

Becca said...

Looks beautiful, Linda !! And, I love the whimsical grass skirt bed skirt, too !!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Looks great Linda. I have seen that type of flooring and it a great solution to a lot of different areas. I LOVE that headboard!

Simply Beautiful Now said...

Great work on the floors...I would never have guessed that was vinyl. You are truly blessed with that beautiful beachfront view!

Brandye @ MomFollies said...

So excited to see this! We are about to use the same thing in our playroom. Kids + dogs + snow and rain + mud = the need for vinyl floors!

andrea said...

I laid vinyl plank in our mudroom this past summer and have never been happier! I've laid a lot of floor in my time, and this was SO EASY! andrea@townandprairie

Beth @Under A Pile of Scrap! said...

Wow! So many amazing things to see here! First and foremost, I love the sunset you're privileged to witness. I am blessed to see glistening white snow and frosted ice and sitting by a roaring warm fire.

I think the grass bedskirt is daaaaarling! And that new flooring is very cool! It looks wonderful!

debbie refresh restyle said...

Linda, your floor looks amazing!!! I love the whole room, you lucky girl. I might come visit the next time I'm in Foley :)
Debbie

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wonderful floors they do look like wood! Thanks for hosting!

Heaven's Walk said...

Your floors turned out spectacular, Linda! My teeny tiny entryway floor - which was uuuugly parquet yesterday - has been ripped up and I'm raring to go to lay down my Allure Resilient flooring this week! Thanks for the tip on the chalk line. Never thought of that. Your bedroom looks soooo stinkin' sweet! GREAT job! :)

xoxo laurie

Diann said...

Love it Linda! The whole room looks wonderful. And that flooring is so perfect and thrifty! Great job!

gail said...

Love easy and thrifty! :)

thanks for sharing AND linking back to catch as catch can...

gail

Pam said...

I used a product like this on my stairs. Took the carpet off the stairs and there was builder grade wood under it...not much I could do so I put this on top. I love it. Thanks for sharing, the floor looks great.

Stephanie said...

After seeing this, I would recommend this for anyone on a budget or not. It looks fabulous! And it is probably easy to clean. Great job.

Samantha said...

I love wood flooring! So beautiful! Thank for you sharing your link on "Cowgirl Up!". Hope to see you back next week.
;) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You got featured on Cowgirl UP week 2!! Be sure to grab a featured button.

carolpie said...

It looks lovely for a lovely price! Inside and outside is gorgeous, too!
We did an outdoor porch we made into our den and didn't want to spend alot. My hubby got wide white pine floor boards, stained them cherry, varnished them, and installed them. He finished them outside on the driveway and it rained and got them wet and some warped some, but we were after an old look anyway. Yes, the wood is soft, but the price was right, it is beautiful, and looks like floors in Europe. Most wide boards are very pricey, so...
Amazing how you can come up with a beautful look with little money.
Thanks for sharing your pretty place!

Laura said...

Looks great! How is it holding up?

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