Step On It

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:

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Painting your wood floors can give you a quick, dramatic makeover.  Don't be afraid to try it.  You will love it.