Friday, April 13, 2012

A Curtain and Some Floor Paint


Our bathroom progress has been going at a more meditative pace as we wait for the second coat of oil-based floor paint to dry.


Finally we can tiptoe around, and I got a curtain hung, and I can take a bath. All my recent curtains have been plain canvas. When they're closed, they give you privacy. But most of the time, they're pulled wide open on their rings, and I love the rumpled drape they have.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the colour on your walls. The colour of the bricks is also gorgeous.

Sonya

Hana - Marmota said...

It looks lovely. I love those flowers in the green glass in particular. Oh, and canvas curtains, too. They would not look good in our small house, but they look good in yours.

Anonymous said...

What is the name of the paint color?? Beautiful!

Anna said...

English Hyacinth, Benjamin Moore

Lisa said...

Such a romantic sounding paint color.

Lisateresa

Rie said...

would love to know why you use oil based paint on the floor. we might be painting some floors over here. thanks! the bathroom looks great!

Anna said...

Rie, I've found that the oil-based paint holds up a lot better where I'm stepping out of the tub or otherwise splashing water. Maybe today's latex paints are just as good? But also I'm putting paint down over previous oil-based porch and floor paint, and latex will not stay on an oil paint, as I've learned by sad experience.

Unfortunately, when I repainted my room and bathroom floor eight or so years ago, I used latex paint over the old oil paint. It started pulling off immediately and it's looked terrible for years. Last month I removed it ALL using paint stripper most foul. My bedroom is sitting in a wreck, waiting to get sanded and redone. Sigh.

Amanda said...

The bathroom looks quite peaceful. I love the colors, curtains, and the tile.

Lilian said...

I think you can use latex over oil paint but you need to prepare the old oil painted surface with a suitable primer first so that the latex will adhere to it. Something like Zinsser primer. I did it over old painted furniture which I did not want to sand and strip back to bare wood.

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