I decided to go with porch and floor paint instead of refinishing it. I spoke to a friend/client (that owns a flooring store) of mine and she told me people don't put hardwood in bedrooms anymore. So if I don't like this later or sell it, it can be covered with carpet.
The color is actually like creme with a touch of coffee. I liked it because it is off white but not a shade that looks old or dirty.
Yeah, did the floor before the walls. Stupid, yes, but we had to buy bedding before we picked a wall color.
I won't bore you with the coat of Killz paint up next. LOL
The wall color is almost the same as the floor color, with maybe a tinge of pink to it, but not that you would notice. I guess that is just how the paint machine translated. The difference is very subtle.
After looking up all sorts of stuff on the net, I finally decided on something nice to put on the floor. I didn't want it to necessarily look like a rug, but didn't want anything crazy or too colorful in case we move soon. The new bedding has MORE than enough color. LOL
I taped off my stripes in one direction and rolled on the design.
I need to do a bit of touch up or neatening at certain overlaps just to even it out some. Then I'll be ready to urethane and put the molding up.
After I paint the bed, I can put on the new bed clothes and hang the curtains that I still have to make. LOL The new bedding is tan and hot pink on one side with those colors and more in stripes on the back. The window coverings will match the striped side.
Great job.. I just finished with my girl's room.. Before the wall was granny smith apple green color.. now it's pink.. This house is only one year old! lol She's gonna be 13 yrs old in few weeks.. It's the gift I give her to fix up her room.
BS > look good and nice color for your girls bedroom that good idea use tape to paint the floor never taught about that.
Mini,,, would like to see the picture of your daughter room it sound pretty color show a picture? Boy she become teenager soon already 13!
If she become "Sweet 16" will change color ? LOL
Thank you very much for the compliments! We are trying to redo the rooms to look nice but also not doing anything wild since we are preparing to sell the house. We decided to buy wild, bright and vivid bedding and curtains and leave the room very neutral. :)
I have not gotten in their to finishe up and I still have to spray paint the bunkbeds. We took out a big honkin' wood set with 5 inch posts and are putting in a smaller metal set. I still have to paint it. LOL
This room is for the soon to be 4 and 6 year olds. The basement will probably be next and then the center bedroom. Most of the other rooms only need minor changes. Then I can retile the kitchen. Hopefully we won't be here much longer than that!
Embarrassed to admit...I have been playing outside! LOL My kids' bed is still in the dining room and their chest is in my room. Technically, I do not think that qualifies as abuse. :O)
I have a gallon of non-yellowing Urethane to use over it. I am hoping a good coat or two will keep them from scraping off the paint.
I do need to get in there and get it done. Their metal bunkbed is out in the driveway awaiting a sanding and coat of cream colored paint. We bought wild bedding so everything else will be a bit more calm.
Chele, you've seen the poor shape our hardwood floors are in...This would be so nice, but what a project! My biggest concern would be keeping all the dog and cat hair off of it. I'd have to clean the h-e-double-hockey-sticks out of the whole house or it would blow into the room I was painting, LOL!
Thanks Kimberley! I kept a fan in the window and aimed it at the door for resistance. LOL I also spread a damp towel at the door on the other side so if anything blew that way, it would get caught on the towel.
Oh, badseed, remember on the 7th day you're supposed to rest - you do know how to do that, right? I'm glad there are little ones going in that room - I have an 11-year-old and a 15-year-old girl. I think I remember passing though that color. They used to share a (tiny) room - they could never agree on a decor! You need to paint anything for tweens or teens VERY neutral (like white, lol) so you can put up posters or whatever to change the color when (not if) they change their minds.
I really liked that. At first I was in shock over your painting the hardwood floors. Who says no one puts hardwood in bedrooms anymore? They were w-r-o-n-g. I know lots of people, including ME.
Loved the stripes using the stencil! Very nice.
One of my hair clients owns a flooring store. I spoke to her about flooring and redoing the hardwood as opposed to carpeting. The floors were put in around 1968 and never maintained after that. There were stains on the wood both old and new and she said they would not come off and could not be removed. She suggested I just put in carpet. I figured anyone could do that and we are getting ready to sell it. That is why I decided to paint the floor. I really do think it looks nice.
At our new house, we have plywood subfloors I imagine. The people that sold it to us put in some cheap, boring berber. It will have to go. I am not doing anything here until I sell the other house. I may end up painting floors here as they are so easy to clean!
I did use a paint roller with a raised design on it. On the longest stripes, I did have to add paint to the roller, but on the shorter ones, I could use less pressure at the beginning and a bit more toward the end and have the color look even.