Eeks. Granted, that was before we removed the tack strip and cleaned up the debris. Chris was a champ at getting that part done. I swept with a push broom first and then Chris meticulously vacuumed the floor so that the paint would cover evenly.
Errr, technically, we used a solid color stain–not paint. I sent Chris to get porch and floor paint and he came home with this. Either way, it worked beautifully. He chose (yup, this was all Chris) a dark chocolate color called Cordovan Brown.
Initially, I worried that it was too dark, but by the time I finished rolling out the whole floor, I was in love.
And the dark, chic after:
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Great choice! The colors go really well together. I can’t wait to see the FLOR tiles!
that looks incredible!!!
never ever would i have considered baring my subfloor for the world to see…even a foot around the perimeter.
have you considered caulking the seams? just the foot or so in from the edges that will be exposed. just a thought.
I love how this room is coming along. Seriously, it looks awesome! :)
Awww. Thank you so much Jena. Don’t be a stranger.
Okay, so I am a secret reader. I am not a DIY’er in any sense…but for some reason I am OBSESSED with your blog, and all the amazing things you are doing to your house. I also love your honesty and I think you and your husband are the cutest things. And don’t even get me started on Greta. Gorgeous.
We have no clue where we’ll end up when we replace our floors. Definitely darker than we have now, but I am not sure we’ll go quite this dark. I have always liked a walnut color.
It’s definitely not smooth, but it isn’t comparable to sand paper either. Hahaha. I have seen people sand them down first to get them smoother, but they are usually using their subfloors as a more permanent solution.
Oooh I love the color!! Good choice! How is the subfloor on the feet?? I know you’re going to be putting a rug down but I can’t imagine the exposed part feeling too smooth. Great idea though. And way cost effective!
It looks ah-mazing (or amaze-balls as Lexy would say). Does this inch you towards dark hardwood floors? Because my mouth is watering over the idea.
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