Friday, January 31, 2014

THYME for a sunroom makeover

I decided to go with an 
AMERICANA
theme throughout my home
so I decided to start by painting my sunroom floor


I had painted the brown and gold checks on the floor 
when we first bought the house 
after ripping out the carpet that was there


I first roughed up the floor by sanding it with an electric sander
I then proceeded to tape off my design
In order for my floors to with stand the heavy
wear that they would be subjected to in the sunroom
I used a poly whey additive to make the paint more durable for floors
The product I used 
was
 from
Vermont Natural Coatings
and
 is
 called
Paint Plus with Poly Whey Additive


I painted the field and stars first


I then did the RED stripes


That way I could walk across the floor while the paint
 was still wet in the areas that would
 become the 
WHITE stripes

I finished my floors with
4 coats of
Aqua Zar
Interior Water Based Polyurethane
in 
CLEAR SATIN


I spray painted all my 
WHITE wicker RED

here are some daylight pictures






I used a stencil to do some of the pillow fronts


My finished room!



I love the new summery look!

Happy Painting!
Lynn

"Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. 
Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, 
and 
at the end of the day you don't look at it 
and 
wish you had painted something different." 

~Author Unknown







4 comments:

Keep those brushes flying!
Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye