Painted Studio Flooring In Progress! (Plus, Three Choices For My Checked Flooring)

I’m lastly to the purpose in my painted studio ground mission the place I really feel like I’m making good progress. I’m having to work in sections, and the part I’m engaged on proper now could be about 19.5 ft by 14 ft. So as soon as this space is painted, and I give it about 24 hours to dry, I’ll cowl it, transfer every part to this facet of the room, after which work on the again part of this room, which is nineteen.5 ft by 7.5 ft, plus the again entry, half lavatory, and storage room.

This weekend, I lastly bought to the portray. After all the prep work (sanding, sanding, and extra sanding, plus wooden filling, sanding once more, priming, and extra sanding), I used to be able to get to the enjoyable half. The portray! I did one coat of primer, and two coats of porch and ground paint. I made a decision to do the grey coloration as the bottom coloration, after which I’ll return and do the white checkerboard design over the grey.

So that is the darker coloration of the 2. That is as darkish as the ground will get. And I used to be amazed at how clear and vivid this gentle grey even appeared in opposition to the unique ground. I knew the white would look actually clear and vivid in opposition to it, however I wasn’t anticipating the sunshine grey to be such a distinction.

Right now, I’ll be prepared to start out taping off the design and portray the white checkerboard sample on the ground. This would be the enjoyable half seeing the ground go from a plain strong coloration to a enjoyable design.

However there’s a small downside. I’ll be prepared to start out taping and portray this afternoon, and but, I nonetheless haven’t fairly determined precisely how I wish to do the ground. I do know I desire a checkerboard ground. That a part of the plan is solidified in my thoughts, and I received’t be doubting it or altering my thoughts. However what I’m nonetheless not set on is whether or not or not I desire a border across the wall (I actually assume I do), and if I do a border, does the border simply observe the wall? Or does the border observe the wall and the cupboards?

Right here’s what the ground would appear to be if I simply do a easy checkerboard design in the complete space. It appears a little bit busy to me, though in actuality, it most likely wouldn’t be for the reason that precise white and grey that I’m utilizing are way more delicate than the colours I used on this image. And clearly, the pink areas are the place my cupboards will go. This most likely isn’t precisely to scale.

I actually like the concept of a border, although. And I like the concept of utilizing the 2 colours to make the totally different areas distinct. And ever since deciding on a checkerboard ground, I’ve had it in my thoughts {that a} border would observe the partitions and the cupboards, like this…

However now I’m second-guessing. Maybe the border shouldn’t observe the cupboards, however ought to solely observe the wall. The issue with that’s that on the complete entrance wall of the room (the wall with the 2 home windows and the wallpaper), the border could be misplaced utterly if the border follows the wall.

So I might make the border observe the cupboards on that wall, for the reason that cupboards shall be wall-to-wall with no areas, after which in the remainder of the room, the border would observe the wall. Which means I might lose a few of the border below the cupboards on the facet wall, however it will make the entire ground design really feel extra symmetrical.

*Sigh* I simply don’t know. The nice factor is that I can go forward and begin on the checkerboard design, since I’ll be beginning within the heart of the room, after which see if I get readability as I progress. However be happy to let me know your opinion on these ground design possibility.


On the image displaying the border following the partitions and the cupboards, the realm across the facet door on the fitting appeared very small and squished. So I went into the studio, measured, and taped off what that space would truly appear to be with a border following the entrance cupboards, the wall across the door, and the facet cupboards. Within the precise room, there’s far extra space in that space for the design to “breathe”.