We had sanded the floors briefly back when we sanded all the floors in the flat, but needed to use our mouse sanders to remove any extra bits of paint and dirt.
So here is were we left off, with our beautiful blue walls and newly sanded floors.
We bought a tin of Ronseal's floor paint in white for £13 and it was plenty to do the whole room which is about 12 m2. We used a paint pad to apply it, making sure that it was thinly applied so that the wood grain was still showing through.
I have to admit I was nervous about how it would look and whether it would be a terrible idea to cover up such lovely floorboards. But neither of us could face the dust that comes from sanding the floors properly and if we decide to do that later it is still an easy enough possibility. We decided against carpet mostly due to the cost, the shape of the room means either a lot of wastage or a join in the middle, neither of which we want. Overall we are happy with the outcome, and are looking forward to seeing how it wears as we start walking on it.
It definitely helps light up the room after the darker walls, but also really highlights how in need of a fresh lick of paint the trim is. That's the next job!
Incase your interested here is a close up pic of the floors so you can see the wood grain peaking through, I'm hoping that will become more obvious with time.
Can you tell this has become our more experimental room, I think its good to push ourselves to try something new, and the good news is that all these changes can be cheaply fixed if later on down the line we decide that we don't like it, as we learnt when we repainted our hallway shelves.
What's the bravest you have been with decorating? Anything go horribly wrong and you regret?