(Just ignore all of the painting supply clutter - and my crooked pictures.)
I'll be honest, when I first started painting the yellow I freaked out a little. It was so different and so much brighter than before that it scared me a little. I actually had to stop painting for a while - What really went down was that I went back twice, painted a little, walked away, came back, freaked out and then I decided to wait for Justin to get home for a second opinion. He actually loved it, which gave me more confidence in the color choice and once the room was painted fully I loved it too. It's funny how much my opinion changed after it was totally completed - such a difference.
So here is a floor walkthrough - we started with old linoleum and decided to paint it (mainly because of the asbestos issue - it would be really costly to remove it) and we really like the result. It is a temporary fix for us. Eventually we will do something more permanent but we are still weighing our options.
We used the same steps as we did when we painted the floor in the bathroom and in the closet: we primed the floor first (two coats) - I just used the same primer that I used for the paneling. Then painted two coats of paint - just regular old paint, nothing special. I actually found this paint on the oops shelf at our local hardware store for a whopping $5.
Then we finished it off with a floor sealer - same sealer we used for the bathroom project.
This sealer really is awesome. It's eco-friendly has a very low odor and dries pretty fast. It leaves a nice glossy and durable finish that is pretty resistant to scuffs and scratches. If you are thinking about painting a floor like this, you have to get a good sealer - it's the only way to do it.
We are loving our happy new space. To me, this is the perfect room for a bright yellow like this - I don't know if I would like our bedroom or living room painted this color but I love it in here. I think it puts a little cheer into doing all that laundry. More things to come in here this week!
So just wondering...what color is your laundry space???
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!