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Painted Floor - A 1964 Single-Wide Mobile Home Make-Over

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Two Months in the making.Hand painted plywood sub-flooring.
  • a 1964 single wide make over hand painted sub flooring, diy, flooring, home decor, painting
After spending 15 hours pulling out carpet and padding, tack strips and padding staples, we discovered some incredible sub-flooring. We could not afford wood or laminate and I hate carpets, so we decided to paint the plywood.
  • a 1964 single wide make over hand painted sub flooring, diy, flooring, home decor, painting
After cleaning and sanding, I masked off a border.
  • a 1964 single wide make over hand painted sub flooring, diy, flooring, home decor, painting
Primed and painted the border with a latex flat paint
  • a 1964 single wide make over hand painted sub flooring, diy, flooring, home decor, painting
Masked off 4 inch strips for the wood planks and hand painted with flat black
  • a 1964 single wide make over hand painted sub flooring, diy, flooring, home decor, painting
Did the same process for the dividing lines, staggering them every 4th plank
  • a 1964 single wide make over hand painted sub flooring, diy, flooring, home decor, painting
I used gold enamel for the nail heads and painted a watered down shadow around each painted on nail head
  • a 1964 single wide make over hand painted sub flooring, diy, flooring, home decor, painting
I them stenciled a pattern and did a skinny border. After it dried a used a gold glaze on top of the stenciled area.
  • a 1964 single wide make over hand painted sub flooring, diy, flooring, home decor, painting
Once everything was dry, I masked on a the main design and then painted the entire border using a gloss black latex. Once the paint was dry, I pulled off the masking tape.
  • a 1964 single wide make over hand painted sub flooring, diy, flooring, home decor, painting
After the black paint had dried over night, I used a water based poly urethane to coat the entire surface. This was a gruely project unless you are used to doing 15 hours of squats at a gym everyday. At 53 years old - this actually just about killed me. We like to tell everybody, "Look what we found when we pulled up the old carpet"!
To see our read the entire "make-over" experience, you can follow the progress at www.thewoodssecretgarden.blogspot.com
  • a 1964 single wide make over hand painted sub flooring, diy, flooring, home decor, painting
Floor has dried and and bookcases and desk in place.
  • a 1964 single wide make over hand painted sub flooring, diy, flooring, home decor, painting

To see more: http://thewoodssecretgarden.blogspot.com/

  • Theduke1234

    That floor is over the top beautiful!! Thank you!!

    • Dianna Wood
      Dianna Wood Burlington, NC

      Thanks so much! Hope it inspired many!

  • Gma
    Gma Pasco, WA

    beautiful job!!

  • Bbeckley53

    Wow
    that was a lot of work
    looks beautiful !!!

    • Dianna Wood
      Dianna Wood Burlington, NC

      It really was. But, well worth the effort

  • Gail
    Gail Deltona, FL

    A-MA-ZING. I've redone my floors, painted them, stripped them, stained them and laid new ones. As a woman in my 60's, it was quite a feat for me. But one time I wanted to get creative with a subfloor. If I had seen this, I would have attempted it.

    • Dianna Wood
      Dianna Wood Burlington, NC

      Great comment Gail. Thanks so much for popping in.

  • Lisa Dangerfield
    Lisa Dangerfield West Columbia, SC

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I love how the polyurethane makes it so shiny!!! I so want to do this, I am in the middle of remodeling my bathroom on a Very small budget!! Word to the wide if you are a single 52 year old woman and found mold in your bathroom

    • Diana Deiley
      Diana Deiley Nokomis, FL

      You Go Girl! Kudos to you for doing the remodel the correct way, the FIRST time. Turn those tears to smiles and feel proud of your talent. You're a good mom! Keep up the good work. Blessings are coming to you.

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