Saturday, August 17, 2013

Painted Concrete Floor

I wish I would have taken a before picture! Well - it was just a plain concrete floor. My craft area in the basement is small but painting the little section of floor took a lot of work. The area is only about 6x10. First I painted the floor white, after I cleaned it well of course. Then I drew my lines using a cardboard square as a guide. The hard part was painting the black. Since my floor wasn't very smooth I chose not to tape off the squares , which would have made it a lot easier. I painted each square by hand and then had to go back over each one where the black didn't cover completely. I let it dry for a day. Then I put 2 coats of varnish over it, drying a day between coats. I love the way it turned out. It was worth all the work. Before I put the table and chairs back, I made sure to put felt protectors on the bottom so not to scratch the floor. All my craft supplies are hidden behind curtains - maybe someday I'll show it to you!



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