Tuesday, August 02, 2011

painted wood floor

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If you have been reading my blog for a while you will remember that over a year ago I decided to paint a pattern on our hallway floor- if you are new to my blog you can read about it here


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This is the process and the way it looked before. But after some time and wear and tear and the fact that we have been tackling all kinds of home projects lately- I decided that I wanted to repaint it another color and add some more details. (my pregnant nesting impulses are a little more extreme than most!)


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Just like before, I used acrylic paint mixed with floor paint for my color.


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I added lines and details but not as many I typically add when I am working on a painting or drawing full of pattern. For this project I wanted to keep my lines loose and imperfect.


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I love painting surface pattern (one of my favorite things to create) but again, like I shared last week in this project painting lots of pattern can really take a lot of time and patience!


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And being 7 months pregnant made it a little bit challenging to get comfortable


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but nothing (not my belly in the way or the amount of time it took) was quite as challenging our cat Jack walking in and out of my wet paint!


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This cat is relentless!


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I sealed it with a really light and thin layer of Minwax polyurethane in a satin finish. I wanted to seal it but also didn't want a lot of shine and I also look forward to it wearing, fading and getting worn over time.


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The end result is a fun whimsical floor that leads you into the bedrooms.

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96 comments:

kate of little adelaide said...

I LOVE IT! Baby will look adorable crawling all over it :)

Belle said...

It looks fantastic!

Kittyj said...

Just awesome of course!!! Woo baby your hair is growing! You look beautiful mama!

Linda said...

Great! I love it!
Linda

Andrea~CrowNology~ said...

Gorgeous!
I am planing a wee floor project and this gives me a little kick to get going! Thank you!
xo

yvette said...

Alisa, I remebered you started a year ago
I stopped following for a time but I read now you're pregnant!

congratulations!

Pleuntje said...

I very much love this painting.
greeting from Holland, Petra

dawn said...

Gorgeous! I wish I had a floor to paint now! :)

papelhilo-l'araignée said...

I love your painted floor ! it's so fun and makes you happy as soon as you come into your house !

upstateLisa said...

stunning!

Meghan Thimjon said...

Love it! Love the painting above the bed!

Chloe said...

It looks wonderful :D

daniela said...

I do not speak English, but I want dirti that I admire your job, I always follow to you and I love what you produce

San said...

woooooow!!!!alisa!amazing!i love it!!

i´m speachless..love your blog!!

greetings from germany..

san

etherealflowers said...

wow! that's a lot of work and it was worth it!! i totally love the pattern and colours you chose, i've a soft spot for blue shades and i adore the final result <3 <3 <3

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

Too perfection - all the way down to the bottom of the post and the red shoes!

Nelda said...

You absolutely amaze me. And the floor looks amazing also.

erin said...

that is awesome! doncha just love cats? ha

i am new to your bloggy and am lovin all the inspiration here.

erin
xxoo

Little Wonders' Days said...

It's so beautiful! Cats just know where you don't want them don't they.

Ceci said...

You've got a great eye for scale! I would love to do this in my rental - but I'd get kicked out. I will, however, try it on the painted wooden doors (OLD doors).

Looks fantastic!

Kathy Johnson said...

This is beautiful! How great to make your space so special with a personal touch.

Diana said...

just amazing, alisa, i love it. totally unique.
and your cat is the complete double off my own little one, right down to the white chin!

Katie said...

i'm in love.

Angie: said...

Absolutely lush!!! Wish I could do that in my house! It looks wonderful! xx

Bettina said...

OMG!So wonderful!!Perfect!

Meghan said...

WOW! When I'm older I want to pant my floor! That is soooooooo cool!

Katerina said...

This reminds me so much of painted wood from, for instance, Bulgaria or Romania but also of the traditional 'roses and castles' painting on English canal boats.

beka*b said...

Love the makeover of your wooden 'runner'. So vibrant! Totally get that pregnant nesting thing: I was so inspired and creatively productive during my pregnancy it was silly!

Lisa said...

That is SO amazing! I want to do this in my daughter's bedroom!

You'd think that a little wet paint sticking to his paws would teach him a lesson - hahaha. My cat would probably not only walk across it but lay right in the wet paint! Sheesh. Definitely something to keep in mind if I paint my daughter's floor.

whyducks said...

Lovely!

Toni K said...

Beautiful! Worth the time I think :)

Donna Cartagena said...

The floor is flippin' gorgeous !! I love it !! And the kitty cat is too cute .. looks just like one of my cats .. Boots :)

Anzouya said...

Wow! Your this looks so perfect! You've done an amazing job, considering the difficulties with you being pregnant and all.
You are so talented and you just make beautiful whatever you touch! CONGRATULATIONS!

Lucy said...

Can I asked what kind of paint you used and/or did you coat it with something afterwards. Looks fabulous!

Joanne said...

gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love the colors and you look so cute with your baby belly!

Jean M. said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Alina said...

it looks great, Alisa, my compliments!
hugs, Alina

" me " said...

amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stephanie G. said...

Okay....now come do mine!

Unique Hrebina said...

I tried something similar, but in my room... and it was good for some time... but now looks awful :(

Candice McLean said...

it's gorgeous. you are so inspiring.

Jill said...

gorgeous before, gorgeous after!

Loco Lindy said...

I liked it before, but love the re-do! This is going to provide awesome stimulation as the baby is crawling and toddling around on it.

Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous floor! Love your detailed description of the process.

Madara said...

I love, love, love this floor!
Soon we will moving to another apartment... must think about something like this! :)

Sonja said...

I hope to one day be brave enough to have floor like you do. Love it. And I know it will look even better when worn out a bit.

~Nicole~ said...

great. I Love it!!!

nadège said...

whaouh

donnadowney said...

this is spectacular

Dale said...

I have been thinking about doing a painted floor in my soon to be studio. The floors are in horrible shape so I thought painting might spruce them up a bit. May I link back to your post on my blog if I get this done? You are such an inspiration!

smallgrapes said...

This is beautiful. I love it.

smallgrapes said...

This is beautiful. I love it.

Лань said...

удивительно красиво!!! отличная идея и отличное воплощение!

Barbi D said...

That is just awesome!

stampedconcrete said...

love it .. you're so great .. so fantastic ..

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh that is fabulous...I adore it...you impress me again and again...your baby will surely be creative as you...no doubt!!! xx

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Gorgeous!! Now you've got me thinking about painting all my walls and trim white so that the artwork and accessories really pop in the space. I think your bright and cheery painted floor, looks modern and artistic in your all white environment. Like art in a gallery!

Anita said...

I love that floor soooo much! I'd be afraid to walk on it for fear of messing it up. ;)

studioGypsy said...

just gorgeous!! :)

Aimee Cotton Bogush said...

This is fabulous- just gorgeous! I love the 7th photo down in your post - it captures that moment in a big project at which I think "This is the best idea I wish I never had!" LOL! Glad you persisted - the final product is absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

Beautiful! 'nuff said.

Dawn said...

awwwww i have a black and white kitty named Jack too :)

your blog is so inspiring...i cant wait until i live in my own home and can decorate it as colorful as i'd like :)

María said...

Excelente idea. Hermoso.
Saludos.
María
http://www.tusmanosylasmias.blogspot.com/

little miss maison said...

it looks absolutly gorgeous i love it xx

Muñoz Bautista said...

I like so much your work, it´s fantanstic and very creative.
Greeting from Spain.
Maribel Muñoz

Elisa said...

This is so cool! We are military - so we can't do that to our house, but it's first on my list. Your blog has really inspired me to doodle more. I used to love doodling but just kind of quit. I love the idea of turning my doodles into real art!

WesternWilson said...

That is lovely as is your house, Alisa!
And you look lovely too...congratulations!

First, that floor painting technique could be done on canvas cloth for those who do not or cannot paint your floors.

Second, what white paint colours did you use for your house? We are currently repainting our house in cream with white trim, but I would love to know your paint colour choices!

AnneB said...

Well, I have to admit that I normally do not like the idea of painting wood floors. BUT when I just opened up this post and saw the amazing photos, I just thought: “Wow, this is quality”. I love the new colors and all nosy cats of course. Congratulations!

discount floor lamps said...

That was great! Very creative, unique style of floor. Now, I wish I can do the same also.

Conference Tables said...

Absolutely love it. Time well spent. I'm sure you've gotten nothing but excellent feed back but I just wanted to share mine as well ;0).

Derin Tasarım said...

Great! congratulations!

MWest said...

Your patience, creativity and talent definitely paid off here. This is a wonderful idea indeed. Painting floors with only one color is a thing of the past and this post goes to show why! Being in the flooring Houston industry, I am glad to see lovely flooring systems made even better with ingenuity.

Kim said...

I have been following your blog for nearly two years. I love how willing you are to share your art...I feel too guarded to let others view mine. I work as a therapist, and love working my art in the form of emotional connection and processing and healing.

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flooring Honolulu said...

What a great artistic taste you have! Real artists do have a lot of patience to wait for the grand results without the fear of losing it overtime. And what’s more amazing in this is that, you did the design even if you were 7 months pregnant! Visual arts such as the one you just shown are really helpful ways on how one can really express herself from time to time.

Kathy Carbone said...

Painting your wooden floor is definitely a good way of personalizing your space. Colors can definitely brighten any room. If you want to do this on your floor, it is best to have a solid color for your walls so that the focus would be directed to your masterpiece. However, a traditional brown wooden floor is a classic choice for any type of home!

Floor Paint  said...

awesome painting on the floor. Really looking very beautiful. You are really a true artist..

Beats By Dre UK said...

Nice paining! I love the cat as well...

Nike Free Run Cheap said...

Very creative, nice work!

epoxy flooring Louisiana said...

This is just incredible. It certainly required some work but the end result is just worth the time and effort. This is indeed a very artistic way of adding a twist to the interior design of your home. Thank you for sharing this post, this really serves as a great inspiration. It did stir my imagination!

Smithe Arvinnese said...

Amazing! I could say nothing more but brilliant. Really spectacular. Your post really catches my attention. I wish I could have that kind of floor someday. And i'll find ways as well. Thank you for sharing your post publicly. Its worth the time . More power to you and more great post please. Anyway, i wish that you could also make an article about hardwood flooring

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Tom Watson said...

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Timberflooring said...

I like so much your work, it´s fantanstic and very creative. it looks absolutly gorgeous i love it.

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Darrel Saul said...

Wow, your wooden floor is looking amazing after the paint job, thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us.

Timber Floor said...

It is a very nice and informative article.The design in this picture on the floor is the nice piece of art.Wood flooring is become very popular now a days.It is a unique idea to design your house according to your desires.

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Patrick Tan said...

wow!!! it takes a good artist to complete a project like this! This is a way to make your flooring unique. but you may need to take extra care because paints usually fade after a certain period.

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Ione said...

Que ideia maravilhosa! Obrigada por compartilhar. Inspirou-me a fazer o piso do meu terraço que é todo azul, parede, teto, portas, só falta o piso, e achei que ficaria ótimo pintado assim. Percebi que o seu piso é em madeira, o daqui é cerâmica, que tipo de tinta usaria? Esmalte? Própria para piso? (Há poucas cores) É preciso algum tipo de verniz para não danificá-lo?
Por favor responda, já penso nas cores - vários tons de azul e um pouco de branco.
Adorei seu blog. Parabéns pelo que realiza.

Alan said...

I simply love it. the baby will have fun on it ! :)

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Sheamus Warior said...

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Pocha huntas said...

Well that is an amazing idea to paint the wood floor and I guess painting wood floor is bit easy that painting cemented floor.
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