Y’all, this was an enormous job, however the painted checkerboard ground within the studio is lastly completed. This undertaking would have been a lot simpler if I may have moved each single factor out of the room and painted the complete ground on the identical time. However as a result of I had such massive objects like my two large work tables that needed to keep within the room whereas I used to be portray the ground, that meant that I may solely do half of the ground at a time.
After which I bought off monitor with my thought of doing a painted “rug” design on the again entry ground, which (for my part) ended up trying horrible. So I needed to sand the again entry ground to take away all the paint ridges and begin over.
As a result of I solely sanded sufficient to take away the ridges from the painters tape, and my aim wasn’t to take away each little bit of paint from the ground, I didn’t have to start out on the very starting with primer. I may skip that step and begin with portray the complete ground grey, after which taping off the white squares and portray these. (You’ll be able to see the complete course of for portray a checkerboard ground right here.)
So the again entry ground was really a comparatively fast and straightforward redo. And now that I can see it completed, I feel it was undoubtedly the appropriate determination to hold the checkerboard design throughout to the again doorways. Right here’s the way it turned out.
Don’t you suppose so, too? I like that there’s nothing breaking apart the stream of the design into the again space. I feel it makes the room look bigger and extra cohesive. After all, eliminating that inexperienced on the again entry partitions can even go a great distance in the direction of bringing these two areas collectively.
And I’ve to confess that I used to be each shocked and enthusiastic about how near-perfectly centered the design ended up popping out on the ground. I used to be anticipating the design to be a bit off middle, but it surely turned out to be virtually completely centered on the again doorways and with the aspect partitions and doorways.
I can’t even inform you how excited I’m to be executed with this ground! It’s a bit dusty, and every little thing within the room must be cleaned, however after some vacuuming and cleansing up, I’ll be prepared to maneuver on to repainting the partitions. I’ve determined to make use of the identical blue on the studio partitions as an alternative of white. However I’m going to have the colour blended at 50% in order that will probably be a lot lighter than what it’s now. The extra I considered it, the extra I simply can’t see myself liking white partitions. I’ve tried that earlier than, and it didn’t work out.
So I’ll preserve the ceiling the precise blue that it’s now and the partitions would be the identical colour blended at 50%. I’ve additionally chosen a colour for the toilet self-importance, and I’ve purchased the paint. Which may really be my subsequent undertaking since I simply completed a giant undertaking, and portray a conceit will give me the almost-immediate satisfaction of a undertaking that may be completed in a few hours. Both method, I’m simply so relieved to be completed with the ground!
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I rework and enhance the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do nearly all of the work on the home on my own. You’ll be able to study extra about me right here.