100 DIY Upgrades for Under $100
Faux Your Floor
How to do it: Paint worn vinyl flooring to look like stone tile. Use two similar colors for the "stones" and white paint to create faux grout lines. Seal the surface with three coats of polyurethane.
Estimated cost: 2 quarts of Valspar latex Porch and Floor paint and 1 quart of Cabot Water Based Polyurethane, about $54; Lowe's. One 4-ounce tube of Pearl Acrylic Artist Paint for "grout," about $3; Pearl Paint