Saturday, August 25, 2012

Working on the bedroom floor

As always, plans can change.  We decided to try painting the floors rather than the BLO/Turp then poly recipe.  MUCH easier, quicker and cheaper.  Of course, in keeping with our style, they won't be your average painted floors.  We're not going for the "freshly painted and shiny new" look, rather the rustic and timeworn look that fits so well here at the Cottage.

Here are some recently power washed planks set out to dry.

Here's a close up of the insect holes-we figure powder post beetles.

This is the painted sample board I did using what can best be referred to as "dry brushing".  Basically, get as little paint on the bristles as possible and work from there.

A further away shot.  This is sitting on the hearth pad in the living room.

We still have a LOT of power washing to do before we actually get to this stage, but we wanted to see what it would look like on a test board at least.

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