Well…the moment I have been waiting for. Our pine flooring is painted.
Deb keeps saying, “You are so excited about this part of the new build, aren’t you?” Yes, Deb… Yes, I am. I have several posts on our pine flooring. I have an entire rundown of frequently asked questions that I shared regarding using pine boards as flooring. And, I believe I covered EVERYTHING. So be sure to read that if you have any questions. Or, before laying these floors yourself. You will want to know everything we have learned about doing this type of flooring over the last 10 plus years.
Before I go any farther. Shhhhhhhhh Don’t tell the painter I snuck in there and took these photos. 😂 I made sure they were dry and read the can to verify that I could gently walk on them.
Like I said in the FAQ post. People are serious about their wood. And they have VERY strong opinions about painting ANY type of wood – new or old. Whether it be a piece of furniture, kitchen cabinets, or flooring, I have heard from several.
“DO NOT PAINT THOSE FLOORS!”
Remember….. These aren’t your floors. You didn’t pay or them. You don’t have to live with them. Everyone is different. Some people love dark tile flooring, some people love carpet throughout their homes, and some people, like us, love wood floors. I have always wanted to paint our wood floors white but never had the courage. This is a decision that I didn’t take lightly. I decided early on that this is what I wanted. We then went back and forth with staining them. To be honest, the staining idea had me stressed out. When Deb said, “You have always wanted to do this, so let’s do it.” I felt more at ease once I went back to the thought of painting them white. Therefore, this was the right decision for us.
I have heard from so many of you who said that you or a family member have white wood floors and you LOVE them. One question that I have been asked a lot since early on was the type of paint we were going to use. Of course, we want this flooring to be very durable. After talking it over with the painter, we decided that a porch and floor enamel would work best. He chose one by Sherwin Williams. And, he had it matched to our trim which we had sprayed by the company who made it and is a plain white.
The painters ended up spraying the first coat and letting it dry for a day. They came back the second day to lightly sand and vacuum up any dust. And came back today and sprayed a second coat. We loved the idea of spraying it because it would get down into the cracks easier. So… there are now two coats total of paint on the floors.
The builder wants everyone to come in and finish: cabinets, countertops, trim, doors, light fixtures, etc. And then the painters will come back and ROLL one more coat on these floors. And let them cure for 7 days before moving anything heavy on them. Those 7 days will more or less feel like 7 weeks. But I think rolling that third coat on our pine flooring will make them even more beautiful than they are now.
I love them so much and cannot wait to get all of our warm colored area rugs in each room… and to see our large antique cabinets in place. The white painted pine flooring will simply showcase them all.
Can you tell I’m excited?
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I think your floors are beautiful. I can’t wait to see pictures of them with the additions of warm rugs and antique cabinets.
Thank you very much. I am so glad we went with the painted floors. They will really showcase all the rugs and wood furniture.
The floors are beautiful, I can’t wait to see how you finish your home❤️
Thank you… we are thrilled to get in there and start decorating.
Key statement. They are your floors and you paid for them. They are beautiful. I will be honest in saying I don’t know that I would have had the guts to do that, doesn’t mean I don’t wish I didn’t have the guts!
The floors are clean and crisp & look great! Your decorations and furniture will look so cool and will warm the space up. I love your style and look forward to watching your posts daily 😄
Hahaha you are exactly right!! You can live through us. 😉
Stunning!! I love them. Can’t wait to see the progress.
Thank you 🙂
I love the white floors!!!!! Can’t wait till you can decorate!!!
Thank you… and I know! The most exciting part!
They look beautiful…can hardly wait to see you work your magic and decorate.
Thank you…. Coming so soon!
I absolutely love them!! They will be so amazing when you put everything together.
So do I. They look so good!
So loving of Deb to remind you, during your vacillation phase’, that “You have always wanted to do this, so let’s do it.” I applaud you both for taking this 3000+/‐ sq ft risk – it’s gonna be the perfect backdrop for ALL the things.
I know right… she is the best. And thank you!! That is exactly what I am hoping for.
They are beautiful, I’m so happy for you both! Can’t wait to see your home finished!!
Thank you! SO soon!
I absolutely love love them white 🤍
So do I. I am so glad we pulled the trigger and did it!
Wow!! So awesome!!Love them😍
They look gorgeous! I am just as excited as you are!!! Can not wait to watch you decorate and move in!
Hahaha I love that!! I know! So soon!!
Love the floors , I think it was a great decision , your home , you need to do what makes you happy when you sit in there and look around and have that ah ha moment you know u did everything just right , you two have put so much thought into this , I’m so excited to see the finished home ! Congrats to the both of you on this lovely home that you have created
Thank you! You are absolutely right.
yes, people get so weird about painting wood! like it’s some sort of holy untouchable surface! if you like the way unpainted wood looks, good for you. if not, mind your own beeswax!
Hahaha right? It is so funny to me. I just tell people, its not their home and they don’t have to live here!
SPECTACULAR!! Can’t wait to see your home all finished. I have been wanting to paint my floors. One of these days, I will! Thanks for sharing… it is so fun to see your dreams come true!
I love them! You know people always have an opinion about something. Lol
Stunning just stunning! Love the floors! xo
Thank you very much! 🙂
Ssssssstunning!!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I really really love how it turned out!!! You must be just goosebumpley to move in. It’s going to be amazing. Then Deb will have fun setting up her new spacious workshop!!! Bravo!!!
Thank you so much!! We are very goosebumpley hahahaha. It feels like it cannot come fast enough! We are bursting at the seems in the cottage.
Eeekkk! They are beautiful!! Absolutely cannot wait to see you finish this place😍
Thank you so much!
They are so stinkin’ FABULOUS!!! So glad you followed your instinct, it’s always ‘right on’!!! Following this process has been so much fun. Thank you for taking me along!!!
You are very welcome! Thank YOU for following along with us. Means so much!
Oh my goodness they are even prettier than I thought. I bet you will have started a new trend.
I know…. I love them. And could you imagine?! Hahaha people would lose their minds.
They look fabulous! So excited for you.
Thank you 🙂
I love the brightness of it all!!! My house is so dark at times. I think it will look beautiful when all done!
Me too… I get so down in the winter months and I think this bright and airy space will be such a nice change and help with the sadness so much.
They look gorgeous!
Gorgeous!!! So happy for you ❤️
Love love love. I have always wanted white floors. These are beyond gorgeous! Can’t wait to see you decorating.
Do it!! You can live through us first.
Wow love it so much!!
So do I, they turned out so nice.
They are beautiful! I can’t wait to see you work your magic!!!
In 1985 I lived in an old farmhouse built in 1879. I painted my daughters pine floors a pinkish color called dusty rose. It was porch and floor
paint also. I loved it!
Gosh that sounds adorable!
Beautiful ❤. I painted my sunporch floor a similar white….
I love that!!
I loved the pine floors regardless, but was a little unsure of them being painted. But had high hopes, because you always make great design decisions. Wow, I am not disappointed one bit! I can’t wait to see you two cozy up these spaces! 🤍🤍
I can’t wait to get our furniture in there!!
Three words OMGOODNESS!!!!!!!!
Favorite part of the house so far Doing the Happy Dance for you both.
Hahahaha I am right there with ya!!!
I absolutely love the painted wood floors!! They are beautiful!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
So do I! I am so glad we did it!
These are beautiful! I could never keep up with constant cleaning (I have a dust bunny sitting on my hearth right now that I have been looking at for two days, lol!) but I so wish I had the energy for this. I always wanted a painted floor somewhere, but mister man knows me too well and says no! Enjoy them a bit more for my sake, will you?!!!
hahahah I will. I have found darker floors show dust bunnies way more than lighter ones.
Hahaha we will definitely enjoy them for you! Just live through us 🙂
Oh these are just as gorgeous as I was expecting!!! Now I can’t wait to see all the woods against it. This is so exciting!
Its like a blank canvas… I am so excited
Hey, they’re YOUR floors and it’s YOUR house!! I personally think the painted floors are fabulous. Plus we all know that once you get your rugs and furniture ( yaaay woods and whites👏🏼👏🏼) put in place there won’t be a whole lotta floor to see🥰. We know you like a full space!!
Thank you for sharing and allowing us all to live life vicariously through yours and Deb’s life❤️
Well thank you very much! I do love my woods and whites and I think its going to be so perfect in this new house. Thank you for being along for the journey!!!
Beautiful! Won’t be long til Deb can vacuum them! She loves her vacuum cleaners😂
hahahaha You are correct.
She LOVES it HAHAHA
Thank you!!!! 🙂
Just gorgeous! So excited for you both – cannot wait to see how it all comes together!
Thank you… Its happening so soon!!
STUNNING! Love love love
Thank you so much 🙂
The floors are out of this world beautiful and stunning.
I have newer pine floors in my bedrooms…I’d love them painted!! Such a 100% spot on decision you made.
I think so too! I am excited to get our rugs in there. Thank you 🙂
The floors are beautiful! I can’t imagine tell you two how to decorate! I mean have you seen their post at all? You two are so creative just perfect for each other.. Can’t wait to see the next phase..
Hahahaha this is funny. Thank you so much! We are so eager to share… its happening SO soon!!
Hi Deb and Danelle! I’m not on IG anymore so I’m spending more time on your website. I’m getting ready to paint some wood floors and appreciate your post. They look beautiful!
What will you clean your new floor with. I have a lot of tile and am looking at a shark steam vac. Suggestions?