We’ve been feeling the color blue in a BIG way lately. From my Current Obsession with indigo to Amy’s Past & Present on the history of the color, blue has definitely been our color of the moment. So when I saw this makeover from David Ledger in Long Beach, I was hooked. David just redid his kitchen/dining room floor in a beautiful range of blues. In addition to redoing the kitchen’s cabinets and hardware, David removed the existing flooring until they hit the subfloor. After evening the floor, he created a slatted floor design (using tempered masonite) that used seven different colors. He’s still finishing the moldings around the edges, but I couldn’t resist sharing this in it’s 90% finished form. Those colors are just so pretty. There are more photos and the full list of blue paint colors after the jump. Thanks to David for sharing this with us! xo, grace
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From David: We wanted to try something more creative than what was comparable in our price range from a store, so I decided to create a large slatted floor design with a 7 color pallet. I bought 4’x8’x’1/4″ tempered masonite and ripped it into 6-1/2″ x 8′ slats, routing a 45 degree 1/4″ chamfer (beveled edge) around the top edge of each piece. I used a finish nailer and adhesive to nail the boards down, then primed, painted with a gloss finish and then used a water based clear coat on top.
Paint Colors Used (They were all Behr Premium Plus from Home Depot):
530F-7 Rain Storm
530B-7 Riviera Paradise
500B-7 Tucson Teal
500B-6 Peacock Feather
500B-5 Mermaid Treasure
730C-3 Castle Path
730C-2 Sandstone Cove