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Thursday, September 20, 2012

my white painted floors: an update

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Well, I’m still at it folks. In-between working and family life I’m still focused on getting my office floor painted white. And I’m happy to say I am making progress so I thought I’d give you an update. First, an apology. If you’ve left a comment and haven’t heard back from me it’s only because my computer has been disconnected and moved around right now. I can’t wait to catch up on my blogging world.

And now. Do you remember my cluttered gray office I started with? This is what it looked like when it was almost emptied.

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In this last POST I told you about the deglosser product I used and the gripper sealer/primer that followed. This is a photo after the coat of gripper. Now I wish I would have done a second thick coat instead of simply touching up certain areas.

I painted the walls with Behr’s Decorater White. It’s a warm white shade that I really like.

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I decided to leave my lighting fixture alone. Right now I like the weighty feeling over my head. And I can always paint this later if it bugs me. 

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Plus the lighting fixture coordinates with the curtain rod.

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This is the product that I used on the floor. I went with a satin finish after reading how the glossier the finish, the more it exposes every speck of dirt. 

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I had a hard time with this one, I love the glossy look in photos like this one.

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But I also like the rustic looking, flat paint finish here.

I still may top it off with a clear coat, I need to do some more homework. What do you think?

I’m told that porch paint needs to dry for 24 hours in-between coats. So I’m waiting to add another coat right now.

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But here’s a peek, and I’m loving it so far. Although I’m going to have to go out and buy one of those swifter sweepers for this floor. I already know that.

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And of course… one project always seems to lead to another. Once I got my Pottery Barn desk unit outside I suddenly saw all the nicks and discolorations, and yikes, it looked grubby. So I got online HERE and HERE and found out you could paint laminate wood. So right now I’m touching up my desk furniture too.

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If you open my front door this is the first thing you’ll see. A partially painted file cabinet. And me, with paint specks all over my body.

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And my half-finished white painted floor. Stay tuned for more…

How about you? What’s going on in your life?


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xoxo

Leslie

 

7 comments:

suzyq said...

THis is going to be so gorgeous!
Get those shoes off!!! Hope you're not painting in them, lol
XOX

Janet said...

Very daring Leslie:)) Can't wait to see the finished product!!! Sounds like you are keeping busy during your transition of being an empty nester:)) Glad to see it!!! It's been awhile since my girls have been gone but I will say that life can begin anew!!! I went back to school got my degree and now am focused on getting a job...most of my friends are looking forward to retirement...but I would never of wanted to trade places...I like that I stayed at home for,my children and can still look forward to a fulfilling career:)) good luck on your project and will enjoy seeing it unfold...

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

lovely floor! I am falling in love with painted floors!

Ladies Holiday said...

Outstanding! Oh and I love your shoes!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

It's going to be great either way!!!
Wanna come do mine when you're done?! Lol!
Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

Annmarie Pipa said...

good for you! just beautiful. have fun!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh my gosh, these floors are fabulous!! you're very brave!

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