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The front porch of our 120 year-old house has a painted floor, and it was peeling badly. It was painted an unfortunate emerald color at some point, and upon scraping, I determined it once had red shag carpeting. Classy!

Here’s a side-by-side before/after shot:

It made a great weekend project. Scraping took about three hours. I used Kilz primer and Glidden Porch & Floor Paint tinted to “Chocolate.” Only needed enough for 150 square feet, but they only sell each of them in gallons.

I actually did three coats of the brown, so I used almost all of it. Three coats seemed smart considering I don’t want to do this again for a very long time, and we actually use the porch on a daily basis.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

IN-PROGRESS:

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After four years of living with the gray and pink color palette our home’s previous owners slathered over our 1890 home in historic downtown Chaska, I’m thrilled to share these before/after pictures.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

What a difference a little paint makes!

Last weekend we scored this week school desk for $10! It was fairly beaten up, paint was peeling and metal was rusting, but it just needed a little love…

Before
Before: school desk

Before: school desk

Taping it up:
Taped up desk

Grant helping paint:
Painting the desk

We bought some school house red metal paint and used some of the leftover polyurethane from my floor refinishing project. Three coats later…
After:
After: school desk

Desk

Desk