Back in the day, I was crazy about trompe l'oeil. I had bought a 1960s fixer upper that was stuck in a time warp and in desperate need of a makeover. One of the best things about the house (besides the great neighborhood) was an oversized dining room. It was huge! So, I decided to apply wainscoting, crown molding and paint the wood floors to look like limestone. The artist that I hired did an amazing job, even painting a few cracks onto the "tiles"! I loved that floor and 2 years later when we decided to sell the house and move, I made the buyer promise that she wouldn't paint over it. Fast forward a few years ,the foyer of my 18th century home needed something to distract potential buyers from it's diminutive proportions. I decided a classic checkerboard on the floor would add some much needed pizazz. This time, I painted it myself . How hard could it be? I completed the job in a weekend. Just don't look too closely!
I am getting the urge to paint a floor again. I'd love to paint a kitchen floor or a porch floor. There are so many things you can do. Here are some inspiring photos of what has been done recently:
Painting your wood floors can give you a quick, dramatic makeover. Don't be afraid to try it. You will love it.