Get on the Floor

Get on the Floor

Better After reader Laura was tired of looking at her drab linoleum floor day after day.  So she decided to paint right over the top of it!  But slapping paint on a floor isn’t as easy as it sounds.  Like my dad always says, “Painting is 90% preparation.” So true!

I imagine Laura experienced much bending and kneeling and taping and scuttling around the floor on her shins, plus keeping everyone OUT OF THE KITCHEN! while it cured.  So Laura is probably still tired, but happily enjoying her pretty new floor in the meantime!







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23 Comments

  1. June 21, 2011 / 9:00 PM

    Oh My Word!! That is awesome!!
    Fantastic transformation!!!!
    Please ask her to share the “How-to”

  2. June 21, 2011 / 9:09 PM

    Yes, I’d love a “how-to” as well. I’d at least like to know what goes into all that preparation 🙂

  3. June 21, 2011 / 9:13 PM

    Great job – it looks fantastic! The lines look so crisp and clean too, eh?

  4. June 21, 2011 / 9:14 PM

    Wow, that was fantastic. Very nice.

    Hugs

  5. June 21, 2011 / 10:40 PM

    It looks great, but so tedious! I just don’t have the patience for that kind of detail. Great job she did!

  6. June 21, 2011 / 11:07 PM

    I’m tired just looking at it! It is gorgeous, though!

  7. June 21, 2011 / 11:29 PM

    Please share the how to ,it is fantastic !Hugs,Jen

  8. June 21, 2011 / 11:42 PM

    So happy to hear the great feedback on my floor. Most of the time spent was waiting for it to dry.
    1. Primed floor with two coats of primer.
    2. Rolled light grey color over entire floor.
    3.Used blue painters tape to lay out my pattern. Border first and then filled in with the lattice design. I bought two different size painters tape.
    4. Rolled my dark color over the tape and first color.
    5. Peeled up tape and put down two coats of poly. Had some small touch ups before poly.

  9. June 21, 2011 / 11:44 PM

    Shut the front door!!!! That is frickin fantastic!!!

  10. June 22, 2011 / 12:03 AM

    Thanks for the tutorial. How did you totally get rid of the “square” look from the laminate? Is it really on the same floor? It does look gorgeous!

  11. June 22, 2011 / 12:03 AM

    Thanks for the tutorial. How did you totally get rid of the “square” look from the laminate? Is it really on the same floor? It does look gorgeous!

  12. June 22, 2011 / 12:03 AM

    Thanks for the tutorial. How did you totally get rid of the “square” look from the laminate? Is it really on the same floor? It does look gorgeous!

  13. June 22, 2011 / 1:38 AM

    WOW! Awesome job Laura!!

  14. June 22, 2011 / 4:59 AM

    Wow! It looks SO amazing. Great job! Everything is so clean & crisp looking. Looks like a whole new kitchen!

  15. June 22, 2011 / 11:37 AM

    so gorgeous!

  16. June 22, 2011 / 4:57 PM

    Amazing! I love that she ignored the square embossing of the old floor and went in a whole new direction with it. It looks fantastic. I hope it hold up well in such a high traffic area.

  17. June 22, 2011 / 9:49 PM

    WOW! Several years ago I painted our 1970’s green kitchen vinyl floor. But I wasn’t nearly this creative. It was just “get some off-white paint over that green floor…now!) for me. I really admire the people who do this much beautiful design. Great!

  18. June 22, 2011 / 10:47 PM

    I would love to win this. There are so many things I want to create!

  19. June 27, 2011 / 1:31 AM

    Pick me!!! I would love one!!!

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