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The Painted Home ~ Kitchen Traditional Kitchen, Philadelphia

Inspiration for a timeless kitchen remodel in Philadelphia — Houzz

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hamster2011 wrote:
Does anyone know how these floors are holding up?
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I want to do new floors to look like this. Not so much the checker pattern, but solid with the look of the front square all scratched up.
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can you tell me what kind of paint you used? and how you distressed the floor?
Luisa Niven wrote:
How do you do this! - I'm assuming hours of masking tape? i'd love to do this to my floor, tips advise on paint welcome! i've already painted white so just need to do the black, but where do you find black floor paint!
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Annie Sloan makes a chalk paint used on floors and has a good selection of colors. Here is the website:
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Consider the green painters tape now available at most home improvement stores. think it is "frog" brand. it's more expensive but you end up with much cleaner lines.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Janell Beals - House of Fifty added this to Painted Wood Floors
A beautiful country classic. The worn black and white paint on the floor could not have more character. Painted floors seem to look best when the paint begins to wear off, showing the planks of the flooring.
Natalie Myers added this to DIY: Paint Your Floor for a Fresh Update
In my opinion, painted wood floors start to look their best after some wear. When the paint has chipped and grown thin in spots, it seems to have been part of the house for a very long time.
Laura Gaskill added this to 15 Ways to Get the English Cottage Look
8. Trace on a checkerboard pattern. Painting older, worn wooden floor can be a cost-effective way to create a new look. A checkerboard pattern is fairly straightforward to accomplish and looks right at home in a kitchen, sunroom or child’s bedroom. Black and white, blue and white, and yellow and white are foolproof combos to try. Don’t want to paint your floors? Try out the pattern on a basic natural-fiber rug instead.9. Cover plumbing with a café curtain. Not so fond of your lower cabinets? Replace a few of the doors with cute café curtains. They are not expensive, but if you can whip them up yourself, so much the better!

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Tiffany Fowler added this to English Country
Cover cabinets w/ticking curtain, basket showing underneath.
rodandtodd added this to Kitchen - Decor
Not so fond of your lower cabinets? Replace a few of the doors with cute cafe' curtains.
Lauren Davis Solomon added this to lldsolo's Ideas
Checked floors painted?! Cool Almanor

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