Painted Mudroom Floor

Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer is here and I'm so glad I had the time to squeeze in my painted  floor project!!  When  planning to paint our mudroom floor I knew I was going to use oil based paint, so that met I had to find the perfect week that wasn't too humid but warm enough to open the windows.  I posted pictures on Instagram of the process and had so many nice encouraging comments.  Not knowing exactly how it was going to turn out I felt a little pressured but I must say I'm pleased and wanted to give you a peak.....


Here is our before picture of the floor, just plain plywood. More of the before pictures ....HERE

And Here is the after.....
I had many ideas of what I wanted for this space.  My 1st thought was a gray tile. But the more I looked at tile the more I like the mixture of tile and wood.  The wood added a touch of warmth and class.  I knew we didn't have the skills nor the money to hire someone to get this look.  Then I thought why not try painting it.

So during the winter months I began to draw a design on paper...


I have found the times I draw things out and get a clear vision, the less trail and error I have.   I feel more at ease with a plan and it's so fun to see it come to life from paper to room.  

I plan to do a DIY post one day, but for now here are some pictures of the process. After drawing out the diamonds. I began staining the part I wanted to be wood.  

Then lots of taping....

Followed by lots of layers of paint and waiting for it to dry.....


Then it was time to add my beloved hunter green.....


It's all coming together. It's not perfect, my diamonds got slightly off and the wood it very rustic looking, but that fits in a mudroom.  The diamonds are very glossy, my boys didn't want to step on them at 1st because they looked so wet. Wasn't sure about my thrift rug but I think its complementing the floor nicely.
Baseboard is next on the list but for now I"m dipping back into the boys room working on window treatments.
I just love summer. Our days are longer and midnight project oil is burning brighter.  We are still focused on finishing the 1st level of our home.  We had quite of few outdoor projects last year with, growing grass, putting fence up, installing a place set , and adding a rock patio.  So we are just maintaining the outside this year, and  I'm excited to enjoy the fruits of our labor.  

I hope you all are taking advantage the these longer days!  Summer is a magical time.  My son was so cute the other night.  We were catching fireflies, and he said "they are sparkling and having a party for us!" 

Blessings,
Julie