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Hello friends! We’re finally finished with our master bedroom and closet and I’m able to share all of the details on our painted hardwood floors.
Before, we had dark tan carpet in our master bedroom. It needed shampooed four times before we felt that all of the pet hair had been removed before we moved in. The previous owners didn’t clean the house before moving out and it needed a major deep clean. It took us a week after taking possession before we could move in due to all of the cleaning and painted we did. We even scrubbed all of the walls to rid every inch of pet hair. It was a labor of love for sure but definitely worth it.
I had never really thought much of the carpet in our room except that it would be nice to replace one day. I didn’t even consider the fact that we might have hardwoods underneath. One day I discovered the old listing from when the house sold to the previous owners before us. They did quite a bit of renovations and in the old photos I noticed hardwood floors in the rooms upstairs. We have hardwoods in every room of the house except the bedrooms, but it is a new hardwood that the owners before us installed during renovations. I decided to pull up a corner of the carpet in our bedroom to see what was beneath and sure enough, there were hardwoods.
To me, the older hardwoods with a rug was preferable to carpet, so we planned on just pulling up the carpet and living with the old hardwood. We didn’t realize what shape it was in until we looked.
We found paint splatters covering the floor and an entire section that was patched. I was disappointed and we were about to tuck the carpet back down until I suddenly thought about painting it as a temporary fix. I had seen painted hardwoods in older houses and on Instagram and thought it was worth a shot.
My husband ripped out all of the carpet and padding that morning. The hardest part was pulling up the tack strip and all of the nails around the edge. Once that was all up, I vacuumed and mopped the old, stained hardwoods, then I began painting.
We bought Dutch Boy Porch and Floor Paint at our local Menards, along with a paint roller with an extender pole. I had it tinted in Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige, a color that one of my favorite home decor bloggers, Liz Marie Galvan, used in her farmhouse.
It only took two coats to cover the floor since it was such a high quality paint. I am not sponsored by Dutch Boy in any way, but I’m so happy with how well it covered and how smooth and easy it was to paint. I definitely recommend this paint!
After the two coats were fully dry, I went through and scraped some of the paint out of the cracks with a razor blade to show more of the wood lines. We still have to add a piece of trim around the edge of the room, but it already looks so beautiful!
We added this jute rug to complete the look. We didn’t seal it with anything because it’s only a temporary fix and we may put down new pine flooring in the future, but so far it’s holding up well! If you were wanting it to last longer, I would seal it with a polycrylic or polyurethane, depending on if your paint is oil or water based.
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Thank you for reading today and God bless!