Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The family room floor

Spent all weekend, Monday and finally today got the furniture moved back.

The floor is finished.

Here are some process pictures. What a lot of work. My friend Cindy helped, I would have never been able to get done without her help.

After the carpet was ripped out.



Didn't get a picture of the primer stage. This is the first color used.


Purr supervised as much as she could but was pretty unimpressed with the whole process.



Next layer we used a sponge roller brush.



Also sponge rollered.





This last color I used the brush and just splattered it on randomly. This was the most fun. I now know how Jackson Pollack felt when he painted...



View from the balcony.



It didn't turn out like I had envisioned it but I do like it.

So one primer coat, one solid color coat, 3 sponged color coats, one splattered coat and two polyurethane coats. So glad it's finished.

9 Comments:

Blogger Pattio said...

Your floor looks Awesome and you did that all on a weekend. Way to go girl! I bet it looks really good with your furnature back in.

I also love your horse painting Preludium. vera kewl!

Cheers Patti

6:36 PM  
Blogger Sarah Bohren said...

That looks great!!! Love ya! Sarah B.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Your floor is beautiful!!!

3:33 PM  
Blogger Nona Parry said...

Wow! Your painted floor is truly Gorgeous!! I love the depth you got with your layers!

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Tina said...

Gorgeous! That looks just like the background of some of your paintaings. What an ambitous project.

6:02 AM  
Blogger ks owens said...

It may not be what you envisioned, but it is STUNNING!! I love it :D

6:47 PM  
Blogger ABG said...

Wonder if Purr thought you were creating a portrait of her/him??? Does the cat disappear when its on the floor?
What a huge fun project. and how nice to lose the carpet.
alicia

9:27 AM  
Blogger rivergardenstudio said...

What a gorgeous paint job on your floor, I love the earthy tones! Your new art piece is beautiful, the horse so graceful and the background such a lovely blue...thanks for sharing! Roxanne

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Asha said...

Interesting to know.

8:19 PM  

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