Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Painted Floors


Decorative painting of wood floors has become quite popular in the past few years. In today's tough economy do it your selfers are cutting back and finding different ways to create a wonderful home for less money. Panting an existing floor is one great way to do this. A painted floor can transform a common space into a unique and beautiful expression of your personality. You can paint entry floors, laundry rooms, dining areas, anywhere you want a unique new look.
Painting offers an inexpensive, fast way to cover up a wood floor that may need work. It offers a number of interesting decorating options for formal and informal rooms. And, while it might be a bit of work to undo and go back to natural wood, it is possible.
The possibilities are endless as far as pattern and color go. From two-tone stripes to checkerboard, or a stenciled border, you are limited by only your imagination.
If painting a floor seems intimidating, it's a good idea to do your first one in an out-of-the-way bedroom or less used room. Try to remember that the same rules apply to painting a floor as to any other project you attemp. Be prepared and don't expect perfection. Have fun!
Different floors require different prep work so be sure to check with your painting professional to help you get started and create a unique floor that reflects your unique style.

17 comments:

  1. Oh boy, you hit it on the head with this one!
    Our daughter painted her bedroom floors because they couldn't afford to carpet. Best thing the ever did!
    Now the kids can spill, play and ride without the worry.
    Keep these great ideas coming! Love them!!

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  2. I love the idea of painted floors we've done several over the years..,

    WE ARE PLANNING TO PAINT THE FLOOORS IN A COUPLE MORE ROOMS SOON..,

    HAVE A WONDERFULL 2010 DEAR!

    YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO "TEA" AT MY BLOG!

    CHEERS FORM SILKEN PURSE @ THE PLUMED PEN

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  3. Well Debbie, those floors look quite lovely but... I have no floors to paint:( I love to paint! Have a blessed and warm day!

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  4. I love the floor you have pictured, Debra. I think my hubby would have a heart attack if I told him I wanted to paint our wood floors. I would like to paint the wood risers on our staircase though {and I might be able to get away with that one!}.

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  5. I love the idea of painted floors, always have. Just don't have any to paint! Some day maybe...

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  6. I love painted floors. So very unique. I painted a rug in my old bedroom - I received so many compliments!!

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  7. Oh I love this idea..I think I would so like to try it...hmmmm wonder what my husband would say? Thank you for visiting me the other day.

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  8. Debbie...LOVE the look...painted floors are soooo AWESOME!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Love the look girl...but don't think I could do this to my wood floors ha ha!! many Blessings to you this year....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  10. I love the look of painted floors. Especially when they get a little worn looking.

    Manuela

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  11. Someday I would love to have a painted floor. Diamond shapes in the most pale perfect gray and worn French blue. Sigh.

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  12. I love the look of painted floors. The picture you posted is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. I love painted floors! I did the floor in my little cottage and loved the way they came out. It's a lot of work but so worth it in the long run~

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  14. Don't you just LOVE those painted floors--they are so beautiful. Thay make me giddy.

    Cheri

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  15. Debbie I love your blog!!! Thanks for stopping by Always Nesting. I'm looking forward to lots of good times, good posts and having fun as blogging buddies.

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  16. I would LOVE to paint a checkerboard on my floor...juts a little scared...maybe in the master bath (which used to be the master bedroom - way before my time) because the floors could use help there.

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