(Short) Inspiration: Purple Underfoot

Painted floors are a dime a dozen (okay, not really – not at all, in fact) but purple painted floors are relatively rare. So much so that when I wanted to find a pretty picture of a purple painted floor my options were worse than limited.

So instead may I present a real purple painted floor. One that is not making its grand debut in a magazine, but rather one that started out as a kind of crummy wood floor topped by wall-to-wall carpeting. You can read a short tale of this purple painted floor’s evolution. If you’re considering embarking upon a floor-centric DIY project, it may just inspire you to take some risks!

5 Responses to “(Short) Inspiration: Purple Underfoot”

  1. Pam May 8, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Looks beautiful!

  2. Christa Terry May 9, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    Isn’t it pretty? I think it would be fun to showcase a floor – have the walls and the furniture all be neutral so that the floor itself just pops right out at you when you walk in. It’s not something you see a lot!

  3. Jessica May 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    I started being fascinated in painted floors when TLC’s Trading Spaces was all the rage. Frank would do some painted floors, and even do some delicate designs on the border, and I thought is was soo cool and different!! If I was not in a rental I would definitely be trying it out.

  4. Monika October 12, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

    That is just such a beautiful floor color. May I ask what paint/paint color did you use? I would’ve never thought about painting the floor.

  5. Christa Terry October 16, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    @Monika I’m sorry to say it’s not my floor, but there are a couple of other posts about painted floors right here at Manolo for the Home. For instructions, I’d go to This Old House’s web site, since I know for the fact they have a floor painting how-to. For more information on this particular project, track down Dr. Kristina Wolff, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Maine Farmington, since it’s her floor!