Honestly if I didn't LOVE the way painted floors look I would not do it. I would just man up and do the 'hard' stuff. I do LOVE it, though.I don't adore the stripes and I am not brave enough to do that BLUE above, but boy do I SMILE when I see these floors and that is the point. BOTH photos have links to their original sites.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
It something I waffle about. I feel that painting my wood floors would be slightly easier than refinishing, something I could do myself and something I LOVE. I do know that for future potential buyers it may be a 'down'. However, I just don't see myself spending the money to have the poor patches, damaged boards in my son's room and a few other places replaced and refnished professionally. I figure this would cost me in the THOUSANDS. The main reason is that at some point there were 'patches' in a few obvoius places. So there are three or four boards that have matching seams. In order to TRULY be fixed those whole sections have to come up and be 'restaggered'. I figure if I paint it, I can pull a few 'cheats'. I am planning to use wood putty and some ingenuity and get ride of the seams if they are to be covered in paint. Also a whole peice in D's room needs to be replaced, but I can do the same in there.