In our first podcast episode ever we begin by talking about all the different kinds of DIY floors we’ve done in the past and what we found has worked best for dogs. At least 80-lb. dogs like ours. We discuss one of AOC’s most popular projects, the floor we created with brown paper. And then we end up discussing Jami’s favorite grilling recipes and how Brian has learned to quit burning them (this is huge!).
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DIY Floors & Dogs
Here you can see both the dark floors we added throughout our main living areas (love the contrast with the white walls!) and the infamous jute rug. Here’s more on the jute rug story (minus the following incident a few months later where we woke up to the surprise.)
The diamond patterned floor Jami painted pre-dog. It wasn’t just the dog scratches that needed to be covered up, as you can see. This just wasn’t the floor for a busy mud-laundry room! You can see what we covered it with here.
Above is what the brown paper floors looked like in our daughter’s room – the same room that was featured in Cottages & Bungalows. You can see it here in our son’s room makeover, too. And never one to hide behind a perfect facade, here is the master bedroom failed floor (and here’s what it looked like when we easily covered it with a floating wood floor).
Brian’s new infrared grill: Char-Broil Performance TRU Infrared Grill
Some of our favorite grilled menus:
- Costco Italian sausages with Addictive Tomato Chutney and a green salad with a simple vinaigrette.
- Soy-Sriracha Chicken Thighs with grilled Garlic Green Beans and Shaved Cabbage Salad with Feta
- Grilled sliced breads goes with these simple meals – either easy artisan bread or day-old focaccia or Italian breads with homemade pesto.
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