Never question the motives of a (mad) genius.
Not to say that I am a genius, or even a mad genius. However, if I had paused along the way to reflect and answer the question of why I was painting the floor, I would not be able to show you the following results.
The floor is glorious!
The truth is, I do not know why I was painting the floor. Perhaps just to see it done. Perhaps just to gain experience. Perhaps just so I could blog about it. Perhaps just because.
I am trying to remember how long that room has been torn up, how long my house has been in disarray, and I can’t. I am blinded by the beauty of the floor, and even dare to whisper out loud, “it was worth it.”
These are the specifics:
I used two colors of paint, Benjamin Moore’s Puritan Gray (HC-164) and Kendall Charcoal (HC-166), for the darker gray. I first applied two coats of the lighter gray as my base coat, marked and drew the lines in pencil, and then painted the darker gray on top.
The diamonds each measure 24 inches and the grid pattern is 6 inches around each diamond. I marked the grid first, and then marked each diamond inside, measuring from the center of each side. I drew the pattern to scale with paper to see how it would look.
It took approximately 12 hours total painting time to paint the pattern. You are probably shocked at this fact since I have been seemingly working on this for weeks.
The wall color is Benjamin Moore’s Skydive from the Color Stories collection, and the trim color is Benjamin Moore’s Steam. This is my go-to color for trim. The trim still needs one more coat of paint, and the windows need to be washed, but those are just details at this point. The painted floor adds drama to this space, and I am delighted with the results.
© copyright 2013 Mariam d’Eustachio.