Today, I’m going to take you back to Kennedy’s room and her closet that we’ve been pluggin’ away at since last Summer. Like Summer 2011. I know, it’s just a closet.
When I last took you through this closet, I told you I’d be back in a few months to work on it a bit more. What can I say? I know myself well.
Now, I’ve finally got it finished. Mostly. Kind of. Well, here’s an update anyway.
Do you even remember her closet? It was a looong time ago. It looks like this:
And the bottom half used to look like this:
After we replaced the original baseboards, painted them up, and peeled back the tape, we were left with a bit of a mess.
I’d been looking for a little rug to put down in there after I finished with my kraft paper floor treatment, but hadn’t really found anything.
I came up with an easy fix that really was super quick to do. Much quicker than I thought it would be.
I touched up the paint on the walls, which took me all of 5 minutes. Then I quickly taped some wide stripes at 6 inch intervals.
The taping took maybe 10 minutes, the painting, about 20. Seriously, what took me so long to do this?
Well, you’ll notice that it’s still not quite done, because it could use some quarter round to finish up the bottom of the baseboards there.
The thing is, I waited so long to do this project, that we’re actually just in the process of getting ready to put down the real floors in there.
No more hideous yellow carpet for this room! That also means no more painted paper floor, but I still just had to try it out and see how it would work. I couldn’t believe how crisp the lines came out!
If you need a quick and easy, dirt cheap, temporary or permanent solution to an ugly floor, this just may be the ticket!
P.S. Closets are impossible to photograph! Impossible!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.