Thursday, February 17, 2011

~pretty painted floors~

If your wood floors have seen better days, why not dress them up with a little paint?
{source: flea market Trixie} You can do a great chevron pattern like above,
or for a more casual look, simply paint them white.
{source: country living}

You can turn inexpensive pine or even plywood into something really show stopping.
{source: living etc.}

I am loving pattern right now, lots and lots of it!
{source: flea market Trixie}

You don't have to use paint.
You can also use 2 different colors of stain to create a checkerboard.
{source: cottage living}

This photo screams
to me!
Wouldn't it be great in a powder room?
{source: flea market Trixie}

Again, the classic checkerboard, perfect for a country kitchen.
{source: cottage living}

I saved the best for last!
Isn't this gorgeous?
Very subtle, looks like it's been there for years!
{source: flea market Trixie}

I found a great article on how to paint wood floors if you are looking to
tackle this project yourself.
You can find it here.
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Jenny said...

I love the look of the checkerboard! So classic! Thanks for the great images. said...

That last one is so pretty. I painted large red and cream diamonds in my kitchen. Very cheerful to come down to in the morning:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

MICHELLE said...

I love painted floors and wish I had a spot to try it...maybe the pantry!

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Wow the last image is amazing!! LOVE those floors. My sister in law painted her kitchen floors herself about 5 years ago and they look better with age!;) thanks for the inspiration~ Rachel

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Made In The South said...

Lovin those painted floors...the last one is my favorite too!
This summer we are building a little cottage at our camp. I just think that I might have to try one of these on the floors.

Tracey said...

Love the floors! Great inspiration...have a great day!

Brittney said...

ah, painted wood floors are the best! But I'm too afraid to do it to brand-spankin' new ones! :)

Karina Rigtrup said...

I've alway been in love with reclaimed and painted floors. Couldn't affor the real deal so we built our own wood floors out of plywood and painted them black. We LOVE them!

courteneykay said...

I love painted floors and I love it even more when I come across a blog post that has several pictures of something that I like in one place! Love it!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I painted my porch floors with a checkerboard. Not for the math challenged :-)

West Hill Heritage said...

Love the room with the twin beds - wonderful floors and bedding

Shelly said...

I love all these floors, amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Katie Olthoff said...

We painted our 100 year old pine subfloor on the 2nd floor. It had been painted before. I couldn't convince hubby to go with a light color, so the hallway and master are dark brown, but my son's room has a barn red floor and I ADORE IT! We are finishing the 3rd bedroom right now and we'll go with a lighter color in there, because the dark shows all the dust!

indiansummer said...

I love the white-painted pine and the last one, too. I think it's often overlooked how much fun you can have with flooring.

Passionate for White said...

In a heart beat if only I could talk my husband into it!

Anonymous said...

Great post of a great idea! Love it!

chateaudelille said...

I love everything in that last photo. Congrats on being chosen best blog in the mag. Fiona

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Kathy Carbone said...

Checkboard pattern is very common for me -- I've seen houses in Tampa with that pattern, but I still love it! The chevron flooring pattern is something new for me, though. It'd be better to laminate 'em for protection from dust, dirt and sometimes scratches. I wish I have one of those!

Concrete Driveways said...

What a nice design, I like the style!

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