The Kitchen floorJanuary 9th, 2010 in member junk
This is the third part of our work on our custom floors in our home. My husband loves to make a floor come to life. Each room is it's own design and all the wood is scrap that would have been thrown away. The edge of the room has bricks that we found at a garage sale and some were cut in half to use in the middle of the floor. My husband made a maple, cherry, maple border around the lattice work that highlights the room. (this border was made to reflect the maple, cherry border that is in the diningroom) (We also used cut pieces of the slate that we used around the fireplace in the livingroom at the back and front doors.) I also used cut plates as tile in this floor to bring in the country feel, (blue and white in the picture) The middle is a huge star that is about 5' across, it's one of the first pieces that he made when we started our floors. We had thought it would go in the entry way, but liked it here instead. We covered this floor like all the rest with 4 coats of a commerical varnish, that has held up very good from the first floor 2 years ago. We are slow with our work as we use materials that we find along the way and that are low or NO cost. We have a vision and we have ideas so each project seems to take a long time, but it's very rewarding to complete since we had the vision, and know the final cost is very low compared to the look we have. We feel that our home is a reflection of our eclectic/country style. We are a military family, with two sons who have served in Iraq and one that is on his way to Afg. So the stars that are in floor are a reflection of our pride and honor for our country and our sons. We have old barnwood and tin as a wall covering and we love the mix of the old and new, (scrap wood floor).
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