Inspiration: Plywood Floors (How-to Included)

by DIY Maven

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A few years ago, I went to a party held in the home of a former Minneapolis Institute of Arts dean. We guests gathered in his studio for the night's merriment. I'm always thrilled when entering such spaces as they invariably provide a creative jolt. In this instance, however, I wasn't only inspired by the art displayed throughout the space but also the flooring of the dean's studio. It was

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Painted Kitchen Floor Makeover

by DIY Maven

I must admit, I cringed a bit when I saw this makeover. MWT and I have installed wooden floors and we've hired people to refinish 100's of square feet of them in both the homes in which we've lived. Now, it's not that painted wood floors can't look amazing; I'd just reserve the act for floors that are way beyond salvation. In this case, the

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Use Moroccan Stencils for Ceilings, Walls, Floors, and Furniture

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

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Don't tell my local mid-century modern group (Atomic Indy) but I'm kind of loving the whole Moroccan pattern trend. My first encounter was when I accidentally came across the My Marrakesh blog, by the lovely Maryam. Next, I found out about Melanie Royals, a San Diego stencil artist  who organized a couple of painting trips to Maryam's pad in Marrakesh. Then, I discovered that Melanie's company, Royal Design Studio, now sells a huge variety of fabulous Moroccan stencils. I ordered  this one and this one for my own painting adventure. Not sure yet what to paint, but here is more inspiration from Melanie Royal's trips to Marrakesh.

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Carved Concrete Floors.

by Chris Gardner

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Polished concrete floors will always scream "MODERNISM!" but these elegantly carved concrete floors throw in a whole bunch of 'contemporary' to the modern reliability. "The design concept allows for the application of any pattern to the surface when pouring or afterwards when the concrete has set. The fine floral ornament promotes the clean character of the space while adding a touch of warm and live contrast and highlighting the cold austerity...

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