Monday, December 27, 2010

Paint On the Floor

Our family celebrated part of Christmas day at my brother's on Saturday afternoon. It was a very special time - my granddaughter's First Christmas. It was the 'second' celebration of the day after the morning's festivities.

Besides the Christmas hoopla, presents, delicious food, great wine and general merry-making, I fell in love with Lou and Viv's house all over again. (Lou's my brother, Viv's my sis-in-law.) Such a lovely house. We had a great time. Well, we would have had a great time even if their house was hideously ugly - but thankfully, it's not. Ha!

I've decided to do this special post on Painted Floors because Viv has done such a beautiful job on the floors in their 150 year old house. This is her patient stencil handiwork, all of it painstakingly done on hands and knees. I absolutely love it. These gorgeous floors add tons of 'oomph' to her decorating scheme, especially at Christmas. (Rocky liked them too.)

This is the partially finished floor Viv is currently working on. She makes a point of using historic design stencils. And, as you can see above, her finished work is quite superb. To learn about floor stencils and their use, please go here and here. There are many stencil and design how-to's online.


  1. These are amazing! I cannot imagine having the patience to do one floor let alone several but then that kind of end result makes it worth it. Glad you had a great holiday!

  2. Yes we did, Lisa. I hope you and your family did as well. Thanks for stopping by practically on the cusp of 2011, :)

  3. Gosh, these floors are gorgeous! I hope everyone takes their shoes off.

  4. Oh no, we don't have to. Viv puts four or five coats of polyurethane over the floors. Once they've dried, they're preactically impervious.
    We clopped back and forth on them all afternoon and evening. ;)


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