DIY: The Unvarnished Truth... OR

..."Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!"

This evening while applying the accent dye to the floor I got a little tickle in my nose.  Suddenly, kablooey! Dye on the wall, and wacko dribbles spelling out "oops" in big loops on the floor. Bummer. Collateral damage! Quite likely the most expensive sneeze of my life, since repainting the walls rocketed from one-of-these-days to ASAP:

Among my inspirations and motivators for this project is my storytime lady friend.  Her home has beautiful acid-stained concrete floors that I've coveted for years. She also gave me these wading boots that had a real workout this week.

This toad lives near the garden hose spigot on the school playground. It shares the space with a larger, more camera-shy toad. My imagined final floor vaguely resembles actual results. I am still happy with the change, but the floor is a much darker brown than intended. Cost so far for a 15' x 21' room is $303.  Repainting the walls not included!

 © 2013 Nancy L. Ruder


CarolK said...

Rick and I will help repaint the walls!

Collagemama said...

You are so sweet!!