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How To Make A Rug. This is interesting. I suppose, if you were careful, you could make two patterned rugs this way.
I love the rustic/organic touches mixed with the modern. Feels very authentic and functional.
Painted wood floor: fill in any large gouges or scrapes, and sand the entire floor lightly. you can use nearly any paint on the floor, but if you're concerned about it rubbing off with traffic, talk to the people in the paint store/department. you can also get clear acrylic sealer to paint over the floor once it's dried and once cured, it'll protect the paint job.