Under Foot

For centuries, painted hardwood floors have delivered a colorful, unique, and durable approach under foot.  This smart paint solution was discovered long ago especially for softer species like pine or fir.  I, personally love a painted floor!

The beautiful white or soft gray options are reminiscent of the Swedish style while the darker colors take on a more traditional English approach.  There are limitless choices for patterns and colors ranging from the geometric to the organic.  Depending on the light source and condition of the wood, I like to recommend leaving some wood stained and some painted (shown in the image above) if the concept is merely decorative.

This is a great DIY article should you feel compelled to tackle it on your own……not ideal for someone like myself.  I always opt for a professional!

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photo credit: Image 1: countryliving.com

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