Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Finally got the freaking concrete floor painted!

This part of the project had to be the MOST annoying home project that I have ever had the displeasure to do. Once the sunroom was cleared of all our "stuff", we decided to give the floor a good cleaning. We borrowed our neighbors very powerful power washer and saw that after years of neglect and a super duper powerful washer.. layers of paint started to come off the floors. ugh - this led to the hubby and I having to scrap the concrete floors. Yes, scrap - on our hands and knees, with scrapers. It took a few full weekends to complete this project and we eventually learned (the hard way) that the previous owners took the cheap route with the whole construction of this sunroom. There was eventually 3 layers of paint that needed to be scraped off to get to the concrete floor. Like I said, the most annoying project eveeer!
Now it is done.. not perfect - but done. Please do not look at this post as a "how to paint your concrete floors" post, but more of a "ohmygod, we finally got it freaking done" post.
We chose (after asking a ton of people's opinions and me going back to the 1st color I picked) Behr's Epoxy Garage Floor paint in "Brownstone". It looks like melted chocolate. I am very happy with the color.



hey at least I got to look at this every weekend... yummmmm

Here is the finished floor (and hubby's shirt) :) I really am happy with the way it all turned out. 
Before

After

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4 comments:

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That turned out great. I does not even look like the same space. Enjoy!!!

Terrell said...

Oh wow!! That will be a job that for sure paid off! It looks amazing! I love your blog and I'm happy to be your newest follower! Be sure to stop by FFD...I love new friends and ideas!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Live the Home Life said...

Fabulous job! I'm a sucker for concrete floors and so jealous of your sunroom!

Cara

{ L } said...

Yes, this seems like a ton of work and a big job! It must feel amazing now though. :D It looks really clean and nice.

Also, I'm the one who had the retro ice cream bar...if you do one for your daughter's bday, I would LOVE to see pics!