Battle of the Sexes
Ok dear readers and friends of mine I need help. I know my husband probably doesn’t have the easiest life with me it’s not easy to be married to a decorator. Pretty much every night when he comes home I ask him , “Will it be possible to do __________” in the house. The majority of the time I’m meet with a big fat NO!
Mostly because while I’m the brains behind my design vision he is the muscle and it normally means another project will be added to his honey-do list.
There is one project though that I’m now campaigning for and I won’t give up on it.
I want painted floors! This is always met with, “No not everyone is going to like that and what will it do to the resale value of our house".
See the house we are now isn’t that big so it’s won’t be our forever house so my hubby is always thinking about what potential buyers will be thinking.
Ok fine I won’t paint all the floors, but the kitchen use to have linoleum, which we ripped out to find wood baseboards, which were then stained and sealed in the hopes that they could come back to life, but they don’t look so hot. Very shabby not so chic.
I keep trying to tell myself if I saw that look in Anthropology I would love it, but it’s just not working anymore.
Here is what I want to do, but it in a more jadeite green color:
Image from Windsor Smith
Ok if you are still reading. Thank you! I had no idea how long it would be to explain this.
I went on to My home ideas and here are their top 10 reasons to paint a floor:
1. Easy weekend project. All you need is patio paint and a brush.
2. Less expensive than refinishing and staining old floor. (Ok we already tired that and it didn’t work)
3. Hide flaws and imperfections! (Did I mention one of our pups decided it would be fun to try and chew up the floor)
4. Suits any look.
5. We love patina and not only does it withstand everyday use, but also gets better with age. (Jon is so not going to go for this one)
6. It helps define small spaces.
7. Fun conversation piece.
8. Instantly brightens a room!
9. No better way to add large pattern to a room. (I don’t need to have a pattern so this won’t help my argument)
10. Easy to maintain. Just soap and water.
Ok now I need everyone to put on their thinking caps and help me think of more ideas as to why this is a great idea. Help! Also Jon thinks it’s going to be a huge project, because we’ll need to sand the sealer off first. Thoughts? Can we do something and still just paint over it?
Big round of applause for you getting through this massive post.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!