When I See Things Like This I Have to Ask Myself:

Why have I not tried painting a floor before now? Have any of you lovelies done it? How did it work out? Because we have, in our house, what is essentially an unfinished room. No walls, just beams. Sub-floor. Bare insulation. Windows that are older than my mom. And as much as it pains me to admit, we don’t have the means to finish it any time soon. Currently, it’s storage space, which is nothing to complain about. Unless, that is, your husband wants an office and you want a craft room and a little more family-oriented space. Point being, I can’t do anything about the room structurally, but I’ve been toying with the idea of sanding and painting the sub-floor and when I see these things… well, how could I not want to do it?

No trick, just stencils - heavy duty ones.

Think they did it freehand?

Yellow! *dies*

Am I totally crazy? Or could painting the sub-floor actually work? Why can’t I go out and buy a copy of this book and go to town?

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3 Responses to “When I See Things Like This I Have to Ask Myself:”

  1. Alicia@Charitywedding July 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    What is under your sub-floor? I have seen people paint concrete or actual wood floors and it works great. I am not so sure about the sub-floor. I think it would depend on what shape it is in. If you do have decent concrete underneath though, that could be a good option.

  2. ZaftigWendy July 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    I have done it. I have only one bit of advice. Get paint designed for flooring! We painted the concrete floor on our converted garage, but got cheap and just used wall paint. It flakes off here and there. Next time, we’ll first use concrete sealer, and then use a paint designed for hard use.

  3. hemp July 23, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    .If you just flat out paint a concrete floor whether in your garage .sun room basement or even your living room as stained concrete.flooring is becoming more popular you dont just want to paint the.concrete with any paint that you pick up from the hardware store. Floors such as basements will typically get a good bit of.moisture and in these cases the paint will peel.Sometimes it may be a better option to stain the floor instead of actually painting it……………………………………………………………….