Archive for the ‘Painted & Stained Floors’ Category

Traditional Home January 2015….yipee!

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Happy New Year!    2015


drum roll………IT IS OUT !

To start the year off with a bang I am extremely honored to have been a part of a beautiful project here in Richmond, Virginia.

Featured in Traditional Home Magazine

Congratulations to Sasha and Mike Hogan, the team you all put together was a true joy to work with.

Kat Liebschwager Interiors did an amazing job reflecting your family and your style in your home.

The Hogans also have been wonderful clients and have collected several of my pieces through out the years.

Above is one of my tree paintings they have prominently hung in their entrance hall.

I am humbled and grateful for such nice people in my life.

This months Traditional home features this incredible transformation…pick up a copy! You will not be disappointed.

It is featured in the Winter edition,  just now hitting the news stands.

I had a great time painting the floor, and the walls in the entrance hall, above.

I hope you enjoy their home as much as I did in this article!

Happy New Year!



Painted Floors in Commercial Space…Big Bang for the BUCK

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Looking for a WOW factor for your business?


Lesley Glotzl  ( …genius creator of





in Richmond, VA

She hired me to paint the floor for the original Clover store

and recently for the New Clover Store

below are the photos:

The border : Katie Stencil, Farrow and Ball Drawing Room Blue & Blue Ground floor painr

available at

The field of the floor is the Palmour Stencil large and small

before move in…


back entrance hallway

after move in!







Kitchen Blues?…paint the floor for a change.

Saturday, March 9th, 2013


Are you wanting a change without renovating your whole kitchen?

Here is what a super cute family in Richmond hired me to do for them.

This will tide them over for a few years before a big renovation.


so here are the wood floors…

Prime with Farrow & Ball dark wood floor primer

Paint Farrow & Ball Lulworth Blue on the floor – two coats

Kitchen with Blue ready for white squares!

measure outside of squares

Measure and tape off squares

two coats of Pointing floor paint by Farrow & Ball...


finished kitchen Renovtion…..

HUGE CHANGE for not a lot of $$$

order paint at



2012 Stencil Designs available at The Rue !

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

2012 Stencils Available at The Rue


kindly call and they will ship :)

OUTDOOR Porch Floor

Friday, October 5th, 2012

SO the covered porch…

one of my favorite hang out spots, especially when the seasons are changing.

Here are a few ideas to spruce them up a little and make them even more enjoyable!

Here I painted the floor for more interest and comfort.

for step by step photos…keep reading.

SO I decided to do the floor pattern long ways, found the center,

and started laying down the Sunny’s Self Adhesive Templates.

I continued the pattern with the templates, until I covered the whole porch.

So if you look at this picture, what is underneath the Sunny’s Template Design will stay the lighter gray.

I am painting the green color to go underneath the second smaller shape,  so it does not need to cover the whole design,

only where the shape will be. It makes more sense when you see the next photo.

In the photo what is underneath the small Sunny’s Shape will remain green.

The Dark gray will is painted on the remaining open space on the looks messy , but once it dries, you pull up each template,

which protected colors and shapes underneath, and the pattern is very cool!


I hope this inspires you to paint a porch floor.

The colors used are:

Farrow and Ball  Plummet Floor paint (lighter gray)

Farrow and Ball Folly Green floor paint (green)

Farrow and Ball Down Pipe (darker grey)

All Farrow and Ball Paints are available at


5813 Grove Avenue Richmond VA 23226


the whole floor was primed with Farrow and Ball floor primer

These paints do not require a top coat!

enjoy ,



Justify the painted floor…it can cost less than carpet!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

It is my New Years Goal to put an I Book together of all of the painted floors I love….

until then,

Here is one I did in December, it is a Dining Room, Small Hallway and Kitchen all the same pattern.

Simple and Clean.

Kitchen View #1

Kitchen view #2

Small Hallway

Dining Room

I just Love Painted floors!

and sometimes they are a lot less expensive than carpet….in case you are trying to justify.


Stencil Seagrass Border- before and after

Friday, October 29th, 2010

I had a great time helping Mary Douglas Drysdale with some painting in her living room for the Richmond Symphony Show House.

First I helped with lightening up the walls with a white glaze and adding a border, since her room was based on pattern details.

{painted border}

She had beautiful floors stained in a super geometric pattern,

and placed a simple sea grass rug on top to give the seating area it’s own space.

{sea grass rug BEFORE border}

Once the show house was finished,

she called and had been thinking more about the room.

She wanted to add a border to the sea grass rug,

before the photos were taken for a magazine.

It was the same border from the walls, in a color that went with the stained floor.

I love the finished detail and depth it added to the room!

The simple layering of pattern sets the whole seating area apart, but it stays a part of the whole room.

{sea grass rug AFTER stenciled border}

So what I learned is that no matter how huge of a designer you are,…

a room can always use one extra detail.   If  a designer comes back and says, lets add this…..

do it.

They are artist and have been thinking about your space, and remember it is a labor of LOVE.

Sunny’s Customer Brag Blog

Monday, September 20th, 2010

OK, SO I need to Brag about a customer who is adorable,

sends nice email questions, and loves to complete cool projects!

She also takes pictures AND shares her pictures with me!!

It is my passion to inspire all who see the greatness in decorative painting, and color, and how it can influence interior spaces.

In 2004 I wrote a inspirational “how to”  book called   Paint Can!

It was designed to make decorative painting projects not seem quite so daunting,

and take some of the mystery out of the finishes we thought we could NEVER achieve on our own.

Kristin  bought the book, and here are some of her results:

This living room “rug” was her first project using the book and the Hayden Stencil-

she emailed me and said, ” my mother was “horrified” when I told her I was painting my wood floors.

I , of course, did it anyway with the instructions from Paint Can! and it turned out beautifully.

My mother now calls the floors “stunning”.  Thanks so much. I can’t wait to do it again!”

I guess it was only the beginning…..

She then moved into the entrance hall and painted a rug there using the large BEA stencil,

Kristin has a great flair and really know how to choose colors that flow together,

notice her aqua on the floor in the entrance , and her living room aqua wall color- this is great balance, and flow.

cool mirrors over the sofa too!

The Kitchen also got a facelift, or floorlift?

Anyway- notice how light and airy her walls are and trim is stark white- the bold colors and patterns flow quite nicely, and does not feel like too much!

It is SO fun to brag about a customer, and THEIR achievements.

I am very impressed (she also has three YOUNG children!)



thanks for sharing your projects and ideas!


Summer Stripes on the Kitchen Floor

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

I really DO LOVE painting floors- I guess you all know that by now.

The impact it can make in even the smallest spaces really does amaze me!

This small kitchen was WAY smaller with natural wood stained floors,

the paint lightened it up and the stripes opened it up


I was recently enlisted to paint a eat-in kitchen floor. (more…)

TahDah….Time to share CLOVER’S floor-Clementine’s baby store across the street

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

One of my FAVORITE shops in Carytown is expanding…

or maybe I should say, “having a baby”

Clementine, is opening CLOVER…

I was fortunate enough to be called in for the project!

This made my winter,

ditched the February blues and got me out of the recession depression!

Lesley (founder of Clementine)  is a genius store conceptualizer (is that a word?)


Jane and Lyn- this is a home run!!

Congratulations! and Best of Luck!!

It has been a tough secret to keep!


The paper is still on the windows- but here is a little peek of what is inside!

You have to go and experience this ADORABLE place!!

It opens LATE JULY 2010

Below are photos of the floor before everything was moved in!