Painting Pattern on my Studio Floor
I am blessed to have a home, art studio. When we bought our old, fixer-upper the garage had been converted into a beauty shop so I had used that space as an art studio for years. Unfortunately, the old water pipes never really worked and there was no heat or air so I didn't work in there very often.
I would have to drag a space heater and fan to my studio as the weather demanded and eventually the space just turned into storage. As my daughters left the nest, I would set up tables around our big house and live with the clutter in my living room or dining room. One day I woke up to the fact I lived in an enormous house with five bedrooms and no one occupying much of the space. So I set about clearing a second story bedroom with perfect, North light and established my studio. It was just the step I needed to really "seal the deal" and create a working studio.
Now and then I try to improve my little studio with better storage and little touches that make the space more artsy and cozy. There is a pretty damaged, hardwood floor in the room. My middle daughter once occupied it as her bedroom so there are paint splatters and scars here and there. I knew I didn't want to carpet the floor since more paint and such were sure to happen but I needed to improve the floor.
So I plopped down, grabbed a bottle of black paint and started building a carpet of patterns. I don't know when I'll finish but it's sure fun to take a break from time to time and add another little square. I occasionally have studio visitors and I think this adds a cool touch.
About a year ago I got the urge to sell our big house and find something newer and smaller. I visited with a realtor about listing our home and he immediately said we had to repaint rooms and make more neutral changes. I have freely painted rooms all sorts of vivid colors and even added "creative" touches outside. I let my daughters design and paint their rooms to suit their moods, too. Realizing I actually love our old, run down HUGE house I went the other way - I've added more artistic touches like this floor. I want to live in my house and enjoy it. The next owner can do what they want but for now - it's my space.