Ok, we just spent the entire weekend painting the floors. We thought this would be a quicker process, but we forgot about the part where we are literally playing tetris with all of our furniture as we paint. That means we are shoving all of the dining room furniture into the kitchen when we paint that room & then vice versa as we moved along. It added a lot of time & work to shuffle around all of the furniture as we we went along, but at this point we have the dining room done & we are almost done with the kitchen & sunroom! Today I wanted to share with you the progress & answer some of the FAQ’s we have been getting since starting this painted floor process. I’ll be doing an entire post when we are all done with all of the details & do’s and don’ts, but for now here is where we are at… The house is a mess, we are covered in paint, & we are LOVING the floors so far…
1. What color did you choose?
We went with Benjamin Moore tapestry beige. You can read more about that process [HERE] & see the other colors we almost chose.
2. What kind of paint are you using?
We are using Behr Porch & Floor paint. It’s the same paint we used when we painted our office floors & we are in love with the coverage & the durability of it.
3. Are you sealing the floors?
Yes!! We are using Pro Finisher Polyurethane for floors in the low luster finish. We also used this on the office floors and are super happy with the application & how it has held up. I also love that it adds a little sheen to the floor to give it a finished look, but that it’s also not super glossy.
4. How do you plan on keeping them looking perfect?
We aren’t. The plan is to let them get ware and tear over time and age with our house. We are hoping that they age beautifully and can tell our families story over time with each dent, scratch, & flaw. But this could change.. who knows we could give it a fresh coat every 5 years? Who knows.. but my hope is to let them age with us.
5. Does Jose love the painted floors?
YES! He is equally in love which is the only way I would ever paint them. Every time we put a coat on he sighs and says how much he loves it which warms my heart.. we both love how warm and cozy it has made our house. He is also on board to let the floors age with us & that is the part he is most excited for.
6. Are you painting the floors in every room of your house?
For now we are doing the sunroom, the kitchen, the dining room, the front living room, & the front entryway. That may seem like a lot of rooms, but there are plenty more in the house we haven’t started re-doing so we will see when we get to those what we decided to do with the flooring.
7. Will Grace Be Able To Come Back In The House?
TBD. Just kidding, I could never not let her back in, but maybe this spring when she get’s cleaned up & isn’t such a hot mess.
Ok. I think that answers a lot of the burning questions. I know there was more, but if you have anymore let me know in the comments below, on Facebook, & on Instagram & I will answer them in the next post when we reveal the painted floors when they are finished. Today we will hopefully be finishing the kitchen & sunroom & then moving on to the front living room & entryway… wish us luck, there is a lot of furniture in that space! So far we are LOVING the floors & I’m so excited to get the rooms back together & start decorating again! Our house finally feels like it’s becoming our home.. I hope you guys are enjoying the process with us & thank you SO MUCH for cheering us on & for stopping by the blog today & everyday to see what we are up to!! xx