Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pantry Floor Finished

About a week after the first layer of polyurethane went down, it was finally dry due to my error of not mixing the polyurethane. Since I figured out what I did wrong, the next few coats went down much faster. I'm going to show you a bunch of photos that shows how the floor color changed as we added more layers of poly. 

Here is what the floor looked like after one coat. The color wasn't rich and the floor wasn't smooth yet. If you want to see how we got the floor to this point, click here

Two coats down. Slightly better color.

Here's a closer look. You can see the texture of burlap but the unevenness is slowly going away.

Three coats. The oil based poly is doing its job and giving the floor a nice golden color. After the third coat I sanded the the entire floor which really smoothed it out.

Forth coat. After this coat the floor was nice a smooth and really durable but I had just a little more poly left so I decided to add one more coat once again sanding in between.

Here's what it looked like after the final coat. The color turned out really rich and you still get the great burlap texture look with a smooth (aka easy to clean) floor.

We reused the trim that we took out so that it would match the rest of the house (which is why it looks a little banged up)

We still need to put quarter round in and a threshold but other than that the floor is done!

We let the floor harden for a week before we did anything else to make sure it cured and it is super durable now. We really love how it turned out and we think it's going to look great with the rest of our plans for the room.

Breakdown of costs:

Burlap: $9.78
Floor Patch: $12.97
Adhesive: $15.88
Polyurethane: $37.46
Foam Brushes: $2.66

Total after 5% off at Lowe's and Tax: $80.07

Linking To: House of Hepworths, My Repurposed Life, 5 Days 5 Ways, Serenity Now, Nutmeg Place, Wayward Girls Crafts, Six Sister's Stuff, Tatertots and Jello, Twigg Studio, Serendipity and Spice, Ask Anna, Home Stories A to Z, The NY Melrose Family, Uncommon Designs, The Real Wives of Riverton, Our Delightful Home


  1. I really like the underlying texture that the burlap gives!

  2. That's amazing! I would have never thought of using burlap for a flooring option- great idea. Saw you over at Nutmeg Place. :)

  3. that's a good price for a new floor!
    have a great weekend!

  4. That really cool. Wonder if I could do that to my whole basement? The slab is pretty ugly! Wow, thanks for sharing. This project turned out great.

  5. this is another idea for my bathroom floor redo. Thanks!

  6. What a great idea to add a unique and thrifty floor coating.

  7. Love how it turned out! Can't wait to see what else you have planned.

    Thanks for sharing at Show Off Saturday!


  8. Awesome! It looks so cool! Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a unique idea! I love the textured look that the burlap gives. Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!

  10. What a great idea! It looks great! We'd love for you to share this at our party!

  11. That is crazy! I just had to stop over from My Repurposed Life to see what you did. Cool idea!

  12. Where did you come up with this idea? It came out great! The burlap looks like wood at first glance. :)

    Visiting from

  13. The burlap is SUCH a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week! We can't wait to see what you will come up with next week!

    Take care,


  14. The floor came out great. I love the color of it! Thanks for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family. I look forward to seeing what you share this week.

  15. This is such a creative idea. I would love for you to link up at my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful