Thursday, November 20, 2014

Painting the Floor

I have seen it done before and wanted to try it for years but hadn't gotten up the nerve I guess.  Finally I had had enough of the rug with holes in it and decided it was now or never.

I pulled up the rug and discovered particle board underneath.  Not surprising as this addition hadn't been finished when I bought the place.  No problem, I was going to try the painting idea.
I didn't really need to sand it, but there were some nails that needed to be pounded down.  I vacuumed it thoroughly and taped off the sides.

Surprisingly easy, I just rolled on a base coat of primer.  I was prepared to apply a second coat but it didn't seem to need it or even a top coat of color.

I replaced the furniture and smaller area rugs and was quite happy with my results!!

I have since installed carpet tack strips along the existing carpet you see here.


  1. Looks amazing, Jeni! I would never have guessed that it was particle board by looking at the after photo. Very inspiring! xo Jennifer

    1. Thanks Jennifer!! I know, another friend of mine who visited said it looked textured, lol, yep!


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