Monday, June 29, 2009

Painted floors

I have been noticing a fresh new take on the hardwood floor. I love this idea of painting a pattern in your hardwood floor, whatever room it may be.

This diamond patten in a long narrow hallway is a perfect solution to draw your eye down the hallway. I love how there is a no fuss element to this hallway treatment. Clean-up is easy.

Look at the dimension that this brown diagonal stripe gives this room.

I feel like this graphic pattern above would be adorable in a sunroom or playroom, with fun vibrant colors.

This picture above is from a nursery. I think this technique could really add a level of whimsy to your space.

In the July/August issue of Southern Accents, designer Janie Molster is featured and here's what she has to say about painted floors: "If prepared correctly they are very durable for high traffic. Sand the floors as if they were being refinished. My favorite paint is Benjamin Moore Alkyd Porch and Floor Enamel...if you experience wear after awhile a fresh coat will bring it back to life in one day with no sanding."
If you can take your eyes off the gorgeous fuschia and white color combo you will notice the subtle painted floor. Doesnt this technique make it look like there is actually rug?!

Check out Janie's website - she is quite talented!

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