Saturday, June 30, 2012

Yes or no?




This painted floor. Yes or no?

33 comments:

Pati N said...

If you're doing a nursery Yes.Traditional dining room with what looks like a beautiful hardwood floor...ah NO. I admire people like her, but they also make me gag.Too circus-y for me. Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Not really sure whether yes or no, but just wanted to say you're on a roll, D, with the blogging and I'm loving it. Thanks!

amymezzell said...

NO.

not against painting wood floors, but this one is a big fat no.

Anonymous said...

Maybe $100 on paint, but what about the painter? Personally I can't draw a straight line on a piece of paper using a ruler. So, yes, I'd be looking at paying a painter. Also, you'd have to do several coats of some kind of protective seal coat on this which would add to the cost and the hassle factor. I would think it would wear in an uneven manner and I'd tire of it quickly. I'd much rather go with a rug. You can get a nice sisal/seagrass/jute for not too much $.

Shawna said...

I hate to think she painted over a really nice wood floor. I don't like stripes much and I really don't like those ones so it's a big NO from me. I think that if I had the urge to paint I would make a floor canvas.

Emily said...

I'm going to say Yes. Why not? You can always refinish it later.

i suwannee said...

Absolutely yes. It's probably the only fun thing in the whole room. Which it probably should be. Imagine it without. Bleh

StagerLinda said...

I love the look of painted floors in Cape Cod houses. I understand the maintenance is difficult because it scuffs so easily.

heather (love your space) said...

YES!!!! I remember this article (Country Living's back page some time ago?), and the floors were in bad shape. And she did paint it herself. And she did use protective top coat.

It looks like the stripes are about the width of painter's tape, cutting down on labor, but still: a shitload of work.

Super, super fun though.

Quatorze said...

Sure, what the hell. It's fun for the kids; they will remember it all their lives. It's easily undone and it's not like she painted over Parquet de Versailles...

Quatorze said...

Sure, what the hell. It's fun for the kids; they will remember it all their lives. It's easily undone and it's not like she painted over Parquet de Versailles...

Kevin said...

I kind of hate it, but it would be really easy to do.

Just tape and paint.

And I mean, OK, I can see how a "real" rug is $100 grand for a room, but you can get a decent rug from Overstock or a vintage store for less than $300. And I agree with whoever above mentioned this... that is a fancy oak floor she's basically ruined with this.

I'd bet you anything this paint job will be chipped and looking awful in 6 weeks.

maison21 said...

the floor is the best thing in the room. now she just needs to throw out grandma's hideous hand-me-down table, chairs, chandelier and prints and get something as fun and young family friendly as the floor to replace it all.

Quatorze said...

As to durability, it's all in the execution. Gloss deck paint with clear nautical varnish will keep it from getting scuffed. I know, my parents were huge fans of painted floors for plain wood flooring. We had a deep but not quite navy, high gloss floor that all the kids in the neighborhood loved; it made you feel like you were floating in air. As I stated before, parquet is almost sacrosanct, but come on people, painting plain strip flooring is not like painting over the Mona Lisa and, if anything, the floor is even more protected for later rehab after the kids are older; what do you think varnish is, but a form of clear paint. If it were varnished and scuffed, the floor would need sanding to be redone too. No one actually has "bare wood" floors - that's called "lumber"...

Design Citation said...

Floor - YES. Furniture and decor in general - NO.
That floor and the effort behind it deserve more then that traditional furniture and decor.

Nick said...

I love this! No comment on the furniture/furniture arrangement though.

Kate said...

no thanks, it would make me insane about 5 minutes after I'd finished it. But that's just me

Kate said...

no thanks, it would make me insane about 5 minutes after I'd finished it. But that's just me

pve design said...

yes, red white and blue.
pve

Bey said...

Country Living should turn this into a reality check for other dreamers by doing a legit follow up 6 months or even 1 year later to see how this floor looks after these 4 kids have run over it a million times, not to mention the chairs' effects, etc. This kind of idea--at best--belongs in a guest bedroom that no one uses and is only seen every now and then when the owner traipses people past saying "...and this is the floor that's in Country Living..."

Anonymous said...

I like it. I do. And I normally hate shit like this.

Anonymous said...

I like it. I do. And I normally hate shit like this.

Anonymous said...

She picked a good palette.

Anonymous said...

...throw out grandma's hideous hand-me-down table, chairs, chandelier and prints and get something as fun and young family friendly as the floor to replace it all.

No offense, but this is why I will never hire a decorator.

Kristin said...

I like it but not the colors. It's a bit busy to me and makes me feel anxious. I think I would like the same pattern but a more monochromatic color scheme.

If the color scheme stays, I think the furniture needs to take up more floor space. It looks dinky floating in the middle of a thousand rainbow stripes.

Richie Designs said...

worked well for the kate spade store but not so much a house

lindley said...

No. Laundry room, maybe - that's it. And SO glad you're blogging more regularly...hate when you're missing!

jopoke said...

I painted an entry way wooden floor in black & white squares.. it's my FAVORITE room floor. These colors don't do it for me, but I think painted floors can be awesome. Don't be so scared about touching wood floors, they too have a life span & at times need some pizazz

Krysta said...

Yes and no- yes in that I think the look is fun (she probably didn't paint over really beautiful hardwoods) and can always be repainted later and no- I'd probably never actually do this myself, I have no patience for taping things off in straight lines.

Anonymous said...

fuck no. good start but what the fuck

Anonymous said...

Is that room really supposed to be the dining room?

The size makes it look like a living room.

Jules said...

Headline should have read, "I have too much time on my hands!" Or,
"I'm Crazy!" In other words, no.

Anonymous said...

Hellz to the no.