Dianna Wood
Dianna Wood
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  • Burlington, NC

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


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
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  • Ginger the farm gal
    on Jul 25, 2018

    You would be dangerous at 20yrs old knowing what you know now...you rock girl. They don't make em' like that any more, glad you had the vision for that beautiful floor, after all the work it took to get there. Makes me tired just looking at your project, but well worth it, I am sure that if and when you move that floor will sell the house.

  • Smi40503202
    30 minutes ago

    What a great job. I was looking at the nail heads and thinking, gosh she needs to countersink her nail heads before she hurts her feet! Lol!

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