Living and exploring the creative side of life.

I love to create!  Problem is, I have way too much I want to do and not nearly enough time or energy to do it.  With this blog I hope to explore the many interests I have and provide others with valuable information that I learn along the way.  I know there will be many mistakes and learning curves but that is part of what makes life interesting.  It is always fun for me to try new things and sometimes actually doing something makes me realize that its either not for me or something I will enjoy doing for a long time.  I can’t wait to start this journey into the blogging world if for no other reason than to share my passions with whoever cares to walk the creative path with me!


10 Comment(s)

  1. Beth McCrary

    March 12, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I love to put my thoughts on paper. That is, when I have time. Good luck to you in your new blogging venture. I’ll be walking the creative path with you!



  2. doris s, hoyle

    March 12, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    i think this is a wonderful job i need to do the same thing love you aunt doris



  3. Jules

    March 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Hoping something you say will motivate ME on a new path! Good luck.



  4. Natalie

    November 26, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Lori, I’m very inspired by your chevron floor that you did in your sister’s kitchen. I’ve been pricing out laminate, carpet, and luxury vinyl tile. I’m back to square one when I saw your floor. You gave me the confidence that I could do my basement floor with the Lowe’s vinyl tiles. Is there a trick other than your main chalk line? What would you do differently and would you do the chevron pattern again? I want to truly understand what I’m getting myself into by doing this myself. Did you overestimate the amount you needed by ~25% because of the chevron pattern? I’m just guessing.

    Thank you!
    Natalie



    • WalkTheCreativePath

      November 26, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      Hi Natalie! I am very confident that you can do this in your basement, in fact, I just finished laying luxury vinyl planks in another color in my basement and it turned out great. For a larger room I wouldn’t recommend doing the chevron pattern just because it would require a lot of cutting to fit the edges at the walls. I would recommend investing in a long t-square so that you can cut accurate straight cuts if you have to trim the length of the planks. Also, I cut a piece of Kraft paper the exact dimensions of one plank (by tracing around an unused plank). This allowed me to lay the paper down at the walls and bend the paper to where I should cut the vinyl. I started laying planks in my basement lengthwise along the most visible wall and worked my way around laying them side by side from there. Let me know if you have any more questions and good luck!
      Lori



      • Jan G

        December 9, 2012 at 8:08 am

        The Chevron floor is beautiful. I would love to attempt this. Can you email me detailed instructions at jangathing@comcast.net?



      • WalkTheCreativePath

        December 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

        I just finished laying luxury vinyl planks in another color in my basement and it turned out great. For a larger room I wouldn’t recommend doing the chevron pattern just because it would require a lot of cutting to fit the edges at the walls. I would recommend investing in a long t-square so that you can cut accurate straight cuts if you have to trim the length of the planks. Also, I cut a piece of Kraft paper the exact dimensions of one plank (by tracing around an unused plank). This allowed me to lay the paper down at the walls and bend the paper to where I should cut the vinyl. I started laying planks in my basement lengthwise along the most visible wall and worked my way around laying them side by side from there. Let me know if you have any more questions and good luck!



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