This was a really fun floor project that I have been dying to show you. My client, the very talented, Liz Caan, owner of Liz Caan Interiors commissioned me to paint her kitchen floor.
After some meticulous measuring and graphing, I sanded and base painted the previously painted wood floor with darkest shade of blue floor paint. I used Benjamen Moore's Floor and Porch paint for this job.
I had made some cardboard templates from the graphing I had done, and now laid them out on the floor to trace.
This whole process took a good day.
Next came the taping. I used a 2" wide tape to mask out the design.
And here it is, all taped out. I wish I could say I did this ever so effortlessly, but when I got down to the breakfast nook end, I could see my design was off, so had to spend some time figuring out where I went wrong. Luckily, it was only watercolor pencil lines to correct and a little tape to pull up and realign!
When I was sure the pattern was correctly taped, I burnished the heck out of it and brushed on two coats of the lighter blue.
My socks were not fairing well on this project!
Nor my feet!
I did have a little bleeding under of the paint in some areas, so I went around with a fine angle brush and evened out where needed.
All in all the tape worked well. I was trying out a tape line for ECHOtape.
Liz found the perfect knobs for the cabinets!