Painted Floor Part 2

OK.  I’ve really fallen in love with the patterned painted floor from yesterday’s post.  After getting a paint sample at Home Depot (gotta love those little samples for $2.95) and then playing with the Behr website virtual design studio I think I have decided.  Here are the colors I picked out:

my kitchen color scheme

From bottom to top — Vermont cream is my trim paint –it’s a lovely creamy white used throughout my house; cottage white on the walls; light rattan porch paint as the floor base with Vermont cream squares and (top color) traditional tan tiny squares at the corner. Kind of like the picture from yesterday. . . and oh — cabinets are 20 year old Ikea creamy white beadboard:

and counter is slate gray procelain tile bounded by inch thick oak (that needs a refinish –also on the to do list):

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So the colors are all in the warm tans and grays with smalls adding bright color:

Notice the beadboard ceiling in the eating area. . .

I think I’m done.  I’ll sleep on it and see.

3 thoughts on “Painted Floor Part 2

  1. Hi there. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. We have been super busy around here, playing outside and just enjoying our summer, so I haven’t been spending much time on line.
    If you still haven’t painted a checkerboard on your floor, go for it! It’s fun to be able to say that you did it all by yourself! It is actually really easy to do. First, decide what size you want your checkerboard pattern to be. We did ours 14 inch squares, I believe. Next, paint the entire floor the lighter of the two colors that you have chosen. Let it dry thoroughly. When the paint is completely dry, draw a chalk line grid on the floor. Then you can paint your darker color into alternating squares. I recommend using two paint brushes. A larger brush to do the middle of the squares, and a smaller trim brush to do around the edges. Be careful not to paint into the lighter color, but if you accidentally do, don’t fret. You can touch up later. Allow the darker colored squares to dry completely, then touch up any dark paint that may have gotten in your lighter squares. Allow to dry. Apply at least three coats of water based polyurethane sealant. Enjoy your new checkerboard floor!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for commenting. Hope you are having a great summer! 🙂
    Beth.

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