Painted Plywood Sub-flooring
Sometimes you've got to live with what you've got until it's in the budget to change it up. This room was created by taking half a dining room and a walk in closet and putting them together. Everything in the room has been done, but flooring just wasn't in the budget yet. Yes, we could have thrown down some carpet, but we really want this flooring to match the rest of the house which won't be changed until later this year. So, in the mean time, we decided to make lemonade out of lemons and paint the sub-floor to resemble hardwood.
Here's the finished product. You can barely tell it's sub-flooring!
Here's what we started off with. It was super dusty and gross.
The first step was to clean out all the dust and dirt.
Next was to paint the floor. We just used a latex paint, painting the corners and edges first and then the middle.
After painting, it needed to be sealed. We put 3 coats of polycrylic on the floor with at least 24 hours between each coat.
Once all the rugs and furniture were in place, you can hardly tell it's just sub-flooring. Still can't wait to get new flooring in though!
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