And this leads to my question - WHAT WAS I THINKING? Suddenly Sunday afternoon I decided to move everything out (and I have stuff - see pictures to right) of my studio/craft room so I could pull up the carpet and prepare to paint the floor. Now this is something I've been wanting to do since we bought the house over three years ago! And once everything is out and the carpet is pulled up there is no turning back....Nope, it's just keep plugging forward.
|carpet ready to be torn out|
Of course, we know that they use substandard plywood under carpet because no one is going to ever see it. AND they do an over spray of texture on to the floor and make as many dents and drips as possible. I scraped and scrubbed and finally said, so what!
Not only am I the only one that sees it, it will be mostly covered over with shelving, storage drawers and tables!
|carpet rolled up - pad ready to go|
I chose charcoal black for my topcoat because it will show the least of the dings - we all know white shows every thing -- just look at someone in white stretchy pants (haha) and I wanted a canvas, so black it will be. I will paint a flower or a sheep or as my friend Deb suggested I could paint a stone walking path, but whatever, it will be fun and down the road someone can cover it up with carpet and no one will be the wiser!
|carpet strip and texture overspray|
|Thank God for KILZ|
I'm really pleased. I know it will chip easily as I'm not going to add a coat of poly on top - I want to keep it so I can paint on it as the urge strikes.
Bill will help me put the furniture back in the room and I'll find some small rugs to go under my chairs - it will work and I have left over paint for touch ups! :)
I have a class all day tomorrow and we're going to a race tomorrow night in Paige - so maybe Sunday afternoon we'll begin to add back. Think I'm going to love it!