"Faux finishes are truly appealing" by Kristine M. Carber
My work in this historic Diablo, CA home is featured in East Bay Home and Design magazine. In this entry the I painted the checkerboard floor by adjusting the size and shape of each diamond, just a bit, to compensate for an extremely crooked hallway. The house's original faux bois finishes were also cleaned and restored and in some places re-created to match the original.
photo by by Bernardo Grijalva
Hi Lynne, thanks for the inspiration from your beautiful wooden floor with checkerboard faux. I have an old pinewood floor from the late 1800's in desperate need of re-finishing: old varnish is damaged, dirty wash water has stained some areas, other rooms are painted and chipped. I do want to save the floorboards with a sanding. The goal is to have a dark brown/black floor with a matt finish - "olde world" style, "worn-in" may be ok. Some rooms will have faux patterns others only dark (perhaps a combi with a border in dark and then faux in center). Read your article about cerused oak - a no-no for pine, and staining/dying you write also no-no ... so do you have another idea I could work with to create a magical depth to my floors ... or is painting the only way? Any links /articles would be appreciated as I have been extremely impressed with your blog and your quality of articles. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your kind words and I am so happy you enjoy my blog! It seems to me you need a decorative artist to consult with you about your floor and other ideas. it would be difficult for me to advise you from such a distance. But I have a great colleague in Denmark names Susan Arnild. She is a wonderful painter- maybe you can look her up! susanarnild (a) hotmail.comDelete