Friday, June 21, 2024

Painted Studio Flooring In Progress! (Plus, Three Choices For My Checked Flooring)


I’m lastly to the purpose in my painted studio flooring venture the place I really feel like I’m making good progress. I’m having to work in sections, and the part I’m engaged on proper now’s about 19.5 toes by 14 toes. So as soon as this space is painted, and I give it about 24 hours to dry, I’ll cowl it, transfer all the things to this facet of the room, after which work on the again part of this room, which is nineteen.5 toes by 7.5 toes, plus the again entry, half toilet, and storage room.

This weekend, I lastly obtained to the portray. After all the prep work (sanding, sanding, and extra sanding, plus wooden filling, sanding once more, priming, and extra sanding), I used to be able to get to the enjoyable half. The portray! I did one coat of primer, and two coats of porch and flooring paint. I made a decision to do the grey colour as the bottom colour, after which I’ll return and do the white checkerboard design over the grey.

So that is the darker colour of the 2. That is as darkish as the ground will get. And I used to be amazed at how clear and brilliant this mild grey even regarded in opposition to the unique flooring. I knew the white would look actually clear and brilliant in opposition to it, however I wasn’t anticipating the sunshine grey to be such a distinction.

Right this moment, I’ll be prepared to start out taping off the design and portray the white checkerboard sample on the ground. This would be the enjoyable half seeing the ground go from a plain stable colour to a enjoyable design.

However there’s a small drawback. I’ll be prepared to start out taping and portray this afternoon, and but, I nonetheless haven’t fairly determined precisely how I wish to do the ground. I do know I need a checkerboard flooring. That a part of the plan is solidified in my thoughts, and I gained’t be doubting it or altering my thoughts. However what I’m nonetheless not set on is whether or not or not I need a border across the wall (I actually assume I do), and if I do a border, does the border simply observe the wall? Or does the border observe the wall and the cupboards?

Right here’s what the ground would seem like if I simply do a easy checkerboard design in the whole space. It appears slightly busy to me, though in actuality, it most likely wouldn’t be for the reason that precise white and grey that I’m utilizing are rather more delicate than the colours I used on this image. And clearly, the pink areas are the place my cupboards will go. This most likely isn’t precisely to scale.

I actually like the thought of a border, although. And I like the thought of utilizing the 2 colours to make the totally different areas distinct. And ever since deciding on a checkerboard flooring, I’ve had it in my thoughts {that a} border would observe the partitions and the cupboards, like this…

However now I’m second-guessing. Maybe the border shouldn’t observe the cupboards, however ought to solely observe the wall. The issue with that’s that on the whole entrance wall of the room (the wall with the 2 home windows and the wallpaper), the border can be misplaced utterly if the border follows the wall.

So I might make the border observe the cupboards on that wall, for the reason that cupboards shall be wall-to-wall with no areas, after which in the remainder of the room, the border would observe the wall. Which means I might lose a few of the border below the cupboards on the facet wall, however it might make the entire flooring design really feel extra symmetrical.

*Sigh* I simply don’t know. The nice factor is that I can go forward and begin on the checkerboard design, since I’ll be beginning within the heart of the room, after which see if I get readability as I progress. However be happy to let me know your opinion on these flooring design possibility.


On the image exhibiting the border following the partitions and the cupboards, the realm across the facet door on the fitting regarded very small and squished. So I went into the studio, measured, and taped off what that space would truly seem like with a border following the entrance cupboards, the wall across the door, and the facet cupboards. Within the precise room, there’s far more room in that space for the design to “breathe”.


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