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Striped floors…

  1. LindsB says:

    This sounds like a great plan- I think stripes would be perfect.

    Let us know how the test goes

  2. Julie says:

    I have always adored that first picture!

  3. Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife says:

    You have inspired me…I'm definitely going to paint some of our floors black & white striped!

  4. Jen says:

    I loved striped floors…I know that you will but please keep us updated with what you decide!!

  5. amanda says:

    Yes, I have painted floors (specifically the steps up to our attic loft, we couldn't afford to do anything with them, so I painted them. Use porch floor paint for greatest durability.

  6. Suzanne says:

    We have a painted floor in our laundry room. We used paint specifically made for floors, and we used two coats of primer first. It's held up well. It's just plain white, but I'm thinking of doing a checkerboard pattern.

    It will be fun to see what you do!

  7. Nikki says:

    I love the painted stripes look too. In fact I have that last photo in my "I love" file. I'm scared to ruin good floors with paint though. Maybe someday I'll be adventurous.

  8. Bryn says:

    Oh my gosh! I've been thinking about painting the kitchen floors in our new house, too! They are linoleum (yuck), and eventually someday we'll lay new hardwoods. So I thought why not in the mean time paint them? I think I'll just do solid. Not sure what color… maybe blue!

  9. Hamptontoes says:

    We have marble floors, but that is because that is what was here when we moved in. I love painted/stained striped floors! Also, a fellow blogger tagged me yesterday to repost my sixth photo from my blog. A way to look back and see what we were up to then…I tagged you as one of my six. Join in if you wish.

  10. Kerry @ First Time Fancy says:

    We have wood floors that are pretty old, but I love them… except for the colour. I've suggested painting the floors, but I think we'll wait until we actually redo the kitchen & come up with a plan then. Looking forward to an update on this little test / project!

  11. bluehydrangea says:

    go for it!! I painted my kitchen floor in a plaid pattern and I love it!! Stripes would look fantastic!

  12. Down and Out Chic says:

    well, we still rent, so the kitchen floor is off limits (but it's hardwood so i'm not too worried about it). i love these ideas you've posted and i'm sure whatever you decide will be excellent.

  13. Milltini says:

    I love anything with stripes! Let us know how it turns out!

  14. Marija says:

    We have wood. Love the look, hate the maintenance (mostly bc it is very very dark). Would love to see more stripes…go for it! Also totally interested in seeing blue hydrangea's plaid!

  15. Melissa says:

    I've painted wood in the past, and I'm in the process of giving every room in our upstairs a fresh face with painted floors. Prime- two coats! Use a template for your design if you do squares/diamonds (I learned this the hard way. My lines were crooked and I couldn't see it until the entire thing had been painted!) I've heard good things about Verathane for a sealer– mine yellowed with a regular poly the last time we painted, and I want to avoid it this time!

  16. monique says:

    fabulous idea! i just get nervous about painting wood floors..can not wait to see what you do!

  17. Scientific Housewife says:

    We have tile in our kitchen and I love how easy it is to clean.

  18. the lady of the house says:

    I have wood floors in my kitchen original from 1943 and they are hideous (or however you spell it) Anyhow, I've been thinking a stripe is just what my doctor ordered but my husband says his doctor says otherwise 🙁 Good Luck and can't wait to see what you decide. Toodles, The Lady

  19. Scandinavian Chic says:

    My laundry room just got black and white striped tiles 😉 Will post the after pics by the end of next week (hopefully)

  20. Sarah says:

    Love striped floors… these are all fantastic.

  21. Wanderings of a Wannabe says:

    love striped floors!!

  22. Joi says:

    My love for that last photo is insane. We have a whole sheet of linoleum and it drives me batty. I want it out!

  23. carol@The Design Pages says:

    I painted the wooden floor in my daughter's bedroom lavender and it looked great. We were advised by our Benjamin Moore rep to NOT use a primer but just clean first. Held up well I must say and saved us a step.

  24. carlee says:

    I love this idea and the last image is divine!

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