Monday, April 5, 2010

My Big Project!

I have mentioned before that I plan on redoing our "pool house", so I am going to do this post to give me a little kick in the seat. I plan on starting on this as soon as we return from our mini vacation.

So here's what I'm working with...

This is how it's looked from the time we moved, minus the little boy in his pj's.

I have a few ideas that include tearing out the stuff on the walls/ceiling, and doing some sort of paneling/wainscot/planking.... whatever I can find cheap that will turn out with the look I want. I also plan on painting the floor. Please if anyone has tips on how to clean and paint a concrete floor then do share! Any other ideas are welcome as well.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!


Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out. I don't have any tips on painting concrete b/c I've never done it.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Hi Jillian! I have no tips on the concrete floor, but I LOVE painted concrete so I am so excited to see the result!!

biz said...

I once painted the floor of my garage. I cleaned it very well with a normal household cleaner and then "etched" the floor with a special chemical I bought at Home Depot. It was a lot of work and the fumes were bad but I had heard from Shelly that it makes the paint stick so much better. I can tell a difference around the edge of the garage where I got lazy and didn't etch it. The paint didn't stick as well. That was about 6 or 7 years ago and considering that it is a garage, I think the paint has help up well.
Jackie R.

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

My dream is to have a pool, let alone a pool house. We live in a climate with very short summers and cold cold winters so its not ideal. Enjoy, I will be daydreaming about it.