Renovations are usually controlled by two factors: time, and money. No surprises there. And when you have neither (ahem…like us), you need to make certain compromises. And compromising means you might try things that are probably not the greatest idea ever, but you try them anyway.
Like with flooring.
Here are the lovely putty coloured vinyl tiles that cover the office/spare room floor:
Now, when time and money are on your side, you rip these puppies up and lay new floor. Simple.
But when it’s not, you attempt something like this:
That would be paint. Yes, on the vinyl. And that look you’re probably making is the same one every dude in the hardware stores gave me when I tried to explain what I wanted to do. Which is probably why they don’t really make a product that is actually supposed to do this. At least, not that I could find.
Which is also why it looks a little…well ok, it looks like crap.
I’m still hopeful though. One more coat? Maybe?