DIY PLYWOOD FLOORS
DIY PLYWOOD FLOORS: I love my house. It's a classic New Orleans shotgun. Over 100 years old, it was made by craftsmen who really knew how to build things to last. There was an addition (back bedroom and bathroom) put on when the house was refurbished shortly before Hur…
DIY Painted Plywood Floor
We decided to use a dry-brush technique to paint the plywood floor for the time being. I leveled it the best I could and sanded it but seriously didn't worry about it too much. The whole point is we want it to look 'chippy' and old like it has always there. We used the same flat Antique White we used inside and under the cabinets, because it was there. I thinned it down with a little water and used a wash cloth to dab the excess water from the paintbrush before I lightly dry-brushed onto the…
How To Paint Your Floors and Not Screw it Up
Years ago when I decided to paint the floors in my small summer house, most people were shocked (including my parents). Bare wood floors were so chic and such a staple of 90’s style, that painting them over and covering them up seemed sacrilegious. I didn’t think so anymore. See how they turned out… The floors were cheap, solid oak floors, in great need of refinishing.
Before & After: Kim & Cara’s Painted Plywood Floor
Illustrator Kim Rosen is a talented artist. Though she is usually crafting illustrations for a range of high profile editorial and advertising clients, she and her partner ceramicist Cara Taylor recently took on a new form of illustration. They painted the patched plywood floor in an alcove corner of their bedroom… After we ripped up an old carpet, we filled the holes and crevices in the plywood subfloor with wood filler. We then sanded — and sanded — until relatively smooth.
I painted my awful underlayment to look like hardwood floors! I <3 it!
So I had this crazy white and textured ceramic tile in the foyer and I hated it. Minutes after washing it, it would show dirt and it was so.... well, white. So I chopped up the tile with a hammer and chisel and was left with underlayment. I can't afford hardwood floors but I sure wanted the "look" of them. So I primed it, painted it, and faux woodgrained it. After it dried, I added some gloss and they look pretty amazing. I am thrilled with them for now until I can get the real th…
Paint It, Black
Despite my assertion in my earlier post, the barn was not complete. There was one nagging problem. The floor. The floor was previously covered in fugly peel and stick vinyl tiles. They wouldn't have been so bad if they were the black and white checkerboard ones but these were just really unattractive and they were starting to unstick completely. Underneath the tiles was a plywood subfloor. On line I saw some examples and a few tutorials of painted subfloors. So we decided to just pull up the…
Remodeling 101: Painted Plywood—The Best Budget Wood Floor - Remodelista
The natural instinct when remodeling a house with wall-to-wall carpet is to take it up, right? Before you can confirm what's underneath, you hold high hope