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    re doing floors? Look at this!

    Found this fun flooring in a magazine at a doctors office. I swiped the mag so I could have this info. If any one is looking to lay a floor, this stuff is over the top WOW!

    http://www.mirthstudio.com/

    I want it!
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    I've done floors 3x in my life. Love how these look but certainly wouldn't do them myself. Being a realtor I look at resale and neutrality sells. Great looking floors though. Most people change flooring after a decade anyway. So why not go for unique! Option is a wonderful word when multiplied.

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    Oh how cool!! I really like some of those designs.

    I also love the look of flooring done out of reclaimed lumber, like from old barns. And I wouldn't want it myself, but I've been in a (crazy fancy) condo that had leather flooring in most areas and cork in the kitchen. The leather was actually really nice to walk on (in my socks, no shoes allowed in that house!)

    There are so many interesting and unique options out there!

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    My bdrm floors came from a 'moved' house, and the wife wanted something diff. He took the flooring up and sold to us. Oak parquet..I layed 3 floors entirely by myself while my hubby kepts me stocked with pieces and glue. The oak was finished dark, so we had professional strip, sand and refinish. I love my bedrooms. First pix shows in progress--next sows after refinishing. I started in 2011 and did all 3 by 2012. Hey! It took a while for these knees to recover between beginning again. I got a nice compliment from the refinisher...he said I could come to work for him anytime!Name:  last 1.jpg
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    Mermaid, I am impressed!
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    Oh I would love to have that floor! good work!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    Oh I would love to have that floor! good work!!
    Thx to both...we still have enough flooring to do my sewing rm, but I've grown to like the laminate because it is so much easier to swipe the threads and lint. Maybe we will do the dining rm before my toes turn up.....BUT that would mean removing the 7" oak boards with inlaid around the table. Well, maybe another life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Mermaid, I am impressed!
    Ditto Jan. Mermaid, your floors are awesome!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Did you notice that when you select the Gallery there is a Threadle sewing machine converted in to a stand for a bathroom sink. Really neat!

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    Mermaid, great looking floor.
    I want the HST in my sewing room.

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    You go, girl!! Fantastic job! I used to be able to get down on floor but no more... Beautiful....!!
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    Those are very cool looking ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
    My bdrm floors came from a 'moved' house, and the wife wanted something diff. He took the flooring up and sold to us. Oak parquet..I layed 3 floors entirely by myself while my hubby kepts me stocked with pieces and glue. The oak was finished dark, so we had professional strip, sand and refinish. I love my bedrooms. First pix shows in progress--next sows after refinishing. I started in 2011 and did all 3 by 2012. Hey! It took a while for these knees to recover between beginning again. I got a nice compliment from the refinisher...he said I could come to work for him anytime!Name:  last 1.jpg
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    Fabulous floors. Thanks for sharing your pictures to add to this post. I love them. Re purpose, reuse, re invent! WOW

    I love the red gingham and the HSTs on the site. The stair risers are very cool too.
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    Very,very nice!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilterfay View Post
    Did you notice that when you select the Gallery there is a Threadle sewing machine converted in to a stand for a bathroom sink. Really neat!
    Yes, isn't that the coolest!
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    Hello! Thank you ube quilting for sharing my website www.mirthstudio ! Our site has received quite a bit of traffic from the mention! I am Sally, the owner and designer and many of my patterns have indeed been inspired by traditional quilt patterns! We also do CUSTOM patterned wood floor tiles and have the ability to generate any design on a wood floor. Enjoy the site and Happy New Year!

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    www.mirthstudio.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilterfay View Post
    Did you notice that when you select the Gallery there is a Threadle sewing machine converted in to a stand for a bathroom sink. Really neat!
    Seeing a treadle(no h), converted in such a way makes me queasy. I saved my beautiful White Rotary treadle cabinet from such a fate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Found this fun flooring in a magazine at a doctors office. I swiped the mag so I could have this info. If any one is looking to lay a floor, this stuff is over the top WOW!

    http://www.mirthstudio.com/

    I want it!
    peace
    That flooring is fantastic. Thank you for the site.

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    Gormge ous designs! Must bookmark it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Seeing a treadle(no h), converted in such a way makes me queasy. I saved my beautiful White Rotary treadle cabinet from such a fate.
    I would rather see a treadle repurposed in to a sink stand than thrown in the trash. I think it's pretty cool.

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    Mermaid you missed your calling. Beautiful
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz View Post
    Mermaid you missed your calling. Beautiful
    Oh my! I loved the compliments...I just repeated this comment to my hubby. Response..."they are pretty". He takes compliments well--when they're for him, haha. I'm too old to start a new career, but I did enjoy this creative process!

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    Cool looking floors..Would brighten a room..

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