Monday, March 1, 2010

"Check" out my floor!!

I have been very busy this weekend, working on our entry way floor. My legs are sore -its like doing twister for 5 hours but you can't move because you can't mess up the paint! But it was well worth it! Im not a mathematical person AT ALL, and when it comes to painting checks on a floor I thought that I wouldnt be able to do the measurements and it would be waaaayyy off when I got the the opposite wall. But-turns out I didnt have to do ANY measuring, all I needed was a few tiles to trace!
Here's what I used:
a few floor tiles (standard size)
a cat (you'll see in a minute)
floor paint
polyurethane (sp?)
paint brush......yeah thats it!!!!

My house owner friends.....if you have an area that needs to make a statement (like an entryway) painting the floor can give the space a more defined purpose. If you don't want to do me and I will paint it for joke. Just bake me some cookies and have a glass of wine ready for me when Im done, thats all the payment I need.

Dip helped....he made sure my pencil stayed in sweet of him.

I layed the tiles from wall to wall, traced them, and just worked backwards. A professional probably would have laughed at this process.
Always sweep the space before you paint.

I didnt tape it off, because it would have just confused me even more so I just painted very slowly and made sure I stayed inside the lines. Lastly, poly it to protect it. Now I have a defined entryway!


E said...

Are you serious? That looks AMAZING!!! I would have made such a mess of this. BeautifuL!

Meg said...

That really looks great Nicky! Great job! You make it sound so easy, but I know I would destroy a floor if I attempted that.

Melodie said...

This is awesome! It makes me wish I had hardwood floors to paint! lol Great job.

Jenn (From the Mixed-Up Files) said...

I saw your floor featured on design sponge. Great job with your entry! I'd love to know where you got the whale/coat hook thing hanging on your wall? I love that!