Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Project Week: Inspiration: Painted Floors













My husband is in England- which means it's project week at the H household. Every time Josh travels, I use the opportunity to work on house projects. For some reason, I can't focus enough to do them when he's here... but when he's not... it's just me, the paint brushes, glue guns.... (and now Isa-bean) oh and Huckabee... but you get the point.

I have been working on our house one room at a time since we bought it years ago, but the laundry room has remained out-dated and with the door closed. I painted the walls turquoise to give it a surfer- Caribbean feel when we first moved in, because I wanted to have one room that felt different from the house - like we lived on the ocean? Anyway, the floors are awful old linoleum and until now, I didn't care to deal with them. (after all who looks in your laundry room?)

I read on Ellie's blog, Mint Design, a while ago the trend of painting floors... (duh why didn't I think of this sooner) And then my friend Sarah just painted her entry-way floor and it looks better than all these I have posted today! It's so rad I will do a post dedicated to show off her skills. BUT I don't know if you can paint linoleum? But I'm going to try! I'm thinking a solid color, stripes or squares... nothing to crazy... what do you think?

To be continued....

P.S. I just love the first floor featured in Better Homes & Gardens!

Stencil Floor, Penny Floor, Green Stencil Floor, Blue Floor, Blue Mosaic,

5 comments:

Jess Gatlyn said...

oh my goodness!!!!!!! i LOVE this!

Carolyn Clark said...

Love the idea! I have long thought about buying decals for the floor but wow...painting and using decals...um...yes please.

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

I love love love this!! I wonder if my landlord would mind?!? :)

Home Lighting said...

Wow! AWESOME! The first picture is love, very young and modern and beautiful! Thanks for sharing this!

shredding Houston said...

I think the best way for you to move onward with your project is to try thinking about removing your linoleum. Whether the floor underneath is concrete or hardwood I just think that it would have a better look especially after primer and polish. Either way I think you will do great on whatever choice you may have! Good luck and thank you for sharing!