24 March 2009

Painted Floors


When we renovated our main floor two years ago, we stained our hardwoods a dark espresso mixed stain.  I absolutely love our floors.  I wouldn't change a thing on that floor.

Our master suite is on the top floor of the house, were we have these fabulous reclaimed wood floors that came from an old grain elevator in Texas.  I absolutely *adore* them.  That being said...  The color of said fabulous floors is a bit of an orange stain - not a pretty orange (is there a pretty orange?) stain.  Not pretty at all.

Lately, I have seen some really marvelous painted floors and I am finding it inspiring.  Paint is so much less expensive than having your floors stripped, re-stained, and re-finished.  Not to mention I love the white Scandinavian look these days.  Love.  

So, what do you think of these floors?  Aren't they lovely?


{shoot factory}


My dear friend Ana has these fabulous floors, which you have seen before in one of my gushing posts...



Door Sixteen did a fabulous post on white floors~  two actually!
(she sounds as nervous as I feel about committing to painting her floors!)



I like how fun these floors are from one of my favorite *white* sites, vita tankar



I found this fabulous post on the Just Beachy blog~



Homebug also had a great post on white floors~




And of course, Domino has their share of beautiful white floors~


Now if only the feeling would return to my arms so I could so even more painting...
xo

14 comments:

myblackfriendsays said...

White floors are definitely different. I think I am kind of anti-painted wood, though. And I don't like putting a nation's flag on the floor, like we see in one of the early photos.

Allidink said...

Neat! It gives all the rooms a totally different feel.

All the best,
Allison

jane said...

I love painted floors. I´m sure they are going to look great!

Kristin said...

Oh, loving the images in this post. I might well have to do a floor painted canvas in the likes of the flag on the floor in #1 image! You have great taste!

Have a beautiful and smile filled day blog-friend.

Kasey said...

oh i love the look of painted floors. we painted the wood floors in my sunroom, and i love it.
i'm very tempted to paint my bedroom floors...
xo

Lissa said...

I adore white painted floors but am to scared to try it in my own home. Love the images you post! I truly could live in an all white world! (even with 2 small girls) And I can't stop thinking about your grain sack floor pillows! Love them! I saw that Red ticking sells the sacks but they're really expensive! :)

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Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

The look of painted floors is one of my favorites. They are so classic, and i absolutely will be doing it in my house...SOON! :) so fun, thanks for posting.

sherry lee said...

I have often wanted to take the plunge and paint my floors...the hardwood in my living & dining rooms is old and needs to be redone...and I keep thinking...just paint!!

Joyce said...

I like the painted floors. I also love how you used salvage wood. Very nice! Oh my goodness my friend I am so getting the bug to paint! xoxo

Debra said...

I love white painted floors- lots of poly and you're good to go. Are you going to do it?

Ashley said...

I love the wide plank, white floors, it feels so beachy! What beautiful images, and lovely post! I can hardly wait until I can pull out the paint on floors that I own!

Concrete Honey said...

OMG - these are all amazing - I love that Rug! I am so pro-paint your floorboards - more white - yum!

Princess said...

Oh, your pictures make me miss my painted floors in my old little apartment! That said, DON'T DO IT!!! Those floors were a nightmare to take care of - the scratched despite the finish, had to be retouched every year and revarnished sometimes and I was always finding little chips of paint. The slightest thing wrong on them - such as small children's toys :) - would kick up big gouges. Keep your beautiful wood and you will avoid many headaches. :)