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August 11, 2005

Rugs and Pine Flooring on a Budget

This week at Home Envy;  Mag's 2nd-most asked-for column - creating a fake rug.

Faux on the floor: Mag Ruffman discovers a way to dress up an old plywood sub-floor for under $100 - a perfect project for the cottage.
[ Photo of rug ]

Fake_plank_floorAnd the most-asked-for column?   How to convert a plywood floor into a surface that looks like nice old painted planks.   



I am getting ready to attempt this project in my daughter's room.I live in the US and Lepage products are not available.Do you have any suggestions for an alternative?What am I looking for in a product?Also do you cover the entire floor with the leveller or just the knots and seams?Any info would be appreciated!-Thanks



I hope you had fun at AvCon. I know everyone enjoyed seeing you and your charming hubster.

Thanks for coming, and I can' wait to get your book.

Now is the time for all girls to put away their dollies and pick up a hammer..!

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