We've decided that for now, since they don't make my favorite pattern of vinyl flooring any more and we've spent almost enough on this project, we'd go with paint right on the plywood floor. It's a bit rough, but then so is the floor in our 110+-year-old houses.
We looked at a variety of vinyls, tiles, cork, etc., and even thought about using another layer of underlayment on the floor that would be smoother than the plywood--but maybe we're getting tired! Just wanted done, and usable, and this was quickest. If we decide on something later, we can always put it over the painted floor.
Soooo...Joseph just poured it direct from the can and spread it with a roller. YEAH. Instant serenity.
My stencils have gotten moved somewhere, so I'll either get more or find them, or make one just for this project, to add a decorative touch here...I think I'm too tired for anything very complex, and we'll be using rugs in winter, anyway.
|I can haz in?|
This is the end of the shed workday yesterday; visiting kitty Peppy can't understand why he can't go inside, as usual!
This morning while it was still decent outside, J. did the second coat, cutting in around the perimeter with a brush; the remaining gap will be covered with a simple baseboard. (Knee pads helped with this step!)
Then he did the second coat like the first, with the roller, after smoothing some of the rougher spots that were easier to see once they had the first coat of paint on them.
I sat on the deck and
OH yeah. Looking GOOD. Love that morning light...
We're planning to keep it pretty simple and uncluttered inside...a shelf at the top of that far wall, the desk, a couple of chairs, wastebasket, shelves on the south wall for books and art supplies, the coffee/tea/water station next to the French doors on the south, heater and that's it.
For now. :-P