I did this quite a while ago - about a month and a half ago to be precise - just before I painted the Union Jack on the door in this little section of the back mud room - you can see the door turned flag HERE
And then I completely forgot about it -
In order to lay floor down in this area we would have had to remove the doors and cut them and so I decided to paint them instead ( surprise surprise surprise - said Gomer Pyle )
I primed it first with BIN Zinsser - it's a very small area so this took no time at all - and waited 24 hours to do the next step
Then I painted it bright white ( Behr Porch and Patio Paint ) 2 coats
Once that was dry I made my pattern by tracing an actual tile across the entire surface - like so
The floor does not follow a straight line - so it appears a little crooked - the entire house is crooked so it would have stuck out like a sore thumb had it been nice and straight :)
( how come we pronounce crooked - crook-ed - instead of like looked or hooked or booked? )
These are the things that interrupt my thought process on a daily basis...................and in turn interrupt my blog posts as well.
Soooooo, then I stuck a little piece of painters tape in the squares I wanted to paint grey
Then I simply filled in the spaces with a deep grey ( again Behr Porch and Patio )
and Voila !
Well a bit of a crook-ed checker board floor but a checker board floor none the less
and a heck of a lot better then the before
Ok - I'm back in the front porch today - where huge progress has been made - but even larger progress still needs to be made
Crisp white with a deep grey ( again - surprise surprise surprise lol )
here's the before
And the before
Have a wonderful Thursday All !!!
Hugs ( if you don't mind the paint brush in my hand - surprise - surprise - surprise ! )
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JOIN ME AT THE FABULOUS PARTIES !
FEEDING BIG FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE
MY TURN FOR US PIN JUNKIE
MY ROMANTIC HOME SIMPLE NATURE DECOR
THE SHABBY NEST LADY BEHIND THE CURTAIN
VINTAGE PAINT & MORE DWELLINGS THE HEART OF THE HOME
KEEPING IT SIMPLE ART IS BEAUTY
TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS LOVE GROWS WILD
MY TURN FOR US FUNKY JUNK INTERIOR
THAT'S WHAT CHE SAID CARRIE THIS HOME
THE 36TH AVENUE TIP JUNKIE
SAVVY SOUTHERN STYLE