I LOVE the idea of painted floors - and gingham especially will be awesome! DD#1 has two big dogs and five cats in her house - UGH! - the carpets are totally destroyed and I keep suggesting to her that she pull it up and paint the subfloor. So far she hasn't been interested, but I keep hoping. Can't wait to see what you eventually do!
I love the gingham floor idea!! Pretty much I like all painted floors, but the gingham is especially nice. You could BBQ the days the floor is undergoing the transformation, and use paper plates. 3 days is not such a long time.
You don't have to call it gingham, call it plaid. I think a nice grey and white would be fun....it could be called "squares" not gingham or plaid. Christopher Lowell years ago....about in the 90's painted floors all the time. I actually painted my little powder room. You only have to use a water base polyurethane not an oil one. Just wait 24 hours inbetween and give it 3-4 coats. If you hate it you can always paint it all one color!
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That is so funny - I think I'll as the same question to my guys & see what reactions I get. Love it. And I love gingham too. I've seen some pretty gingham floors online & I think they look nice, especially if the colors don't contrast too much.
Go for it. Gingham is a classic and not quite as bold as checks so I think you wouldn't tire of it.
yay for gingham! :) That last floor looks great!have fun, good luck!gail
I love gingham! Always have. The lime green gingham floor rocks.
I like gingham and these are the first painted gingham floors I have seen, so I say go for it!Bliss
I LOVE gingham!!! And I LLOOVVEE (that's double love!!) gingham floors!! Way back in the early 90s I tore a picture out of a magazine...maybe Martha's??...of a gorgeous gingham painted floor!! I've yet to do it 20 years later :(...so don't be like me!! If you like it, do it!!! :)
Gingham is good, but tricky. I like the black/white/grey or the neutral versions. Any other colors, to me, will make it way too country and out of date just as soon as your 20 year old floor.My two cents! :-)
I like the vintage vibe of gingham..what ever you o, it will be done well!xox
Oh boy, gingham brings back wonderful flashbacks...good ones, of wonderful clothes that I wore as a child. Big checks, small checks...just do it...
Suzanne, Use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!I painted the foyer slate and sealed it with water based Poly. The Chalk paint dries in a half an hour. Two coats. Then seal...three coats, 2hours between. It has held up great in a major traffic area.
I love gingham. I really liked the last photo with the lighter colors. I think it would be awesome to do it. Let us know.BTW...just bought twelve awesome blue and white gingham cloth napkins off of ebay recently and love them.Having such fun cruising your blog this morning. Thanks.
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