I’ve been asked quite a bit for an update on how the painted floors in my studio are holding up, so I thought I would share!
Here is a reminder of what the room looked like when we first moved in. It was perfect for a sunroom, but I wanted a studio more than a sunroom and all of that orangish wood wasn’t going to work.
It’s so hard for me to remember the space like that! It was so dark.
The flooring is just deck boards. We had insulation installed under the floor, but decided to paint the deck boards instead of installing a “proper floor” on top. We may do that down the road, but since this is a studio for painting, I wasn’t too concerned with upgrading the floor. It is certainly going to get splattered over the years.
The floor has gotten chipped and gouged in a few spots. Most of those are from moving furniture or dropping things, which I have a tendency to do! I can be a little klutzy.
The paint is also wearing away where casters are rubbing over it. I have several pieces in the studio that are on wheels and they have a bit of weight to them, so they are leaving a mark.
Again, for a paint studio, it works. I don’t know if I would paint every wood floor. In a studio, though, on a porch, in an old home? Yes. And, being a lover of old things, I like how the nicks and dings are making this room look a bit more lived in and loved.
While I’m giving an update on the studio, I wanted to share the lamp I got for the easel. I had a cheap clip-on lamp that was fine, but it was ugly. I want this space to be functional and beautiful, so I hunted around for a clamp lamp that was the right size and also had some style.
If you’ve ever shopped for a clamp lamp, you know what a trial that was! There are plenty of cheap clamp lamps for college student and kid’s rooms and then, there is a huge gap and all the really beautiful antique-looking clamp lamps are over $500. Well, maybe not all of them, but they get pricey.
I ended up getting THIS LAMP from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child for $100.
RH Teen actually has a lot of great desk lamps in the $100-$150 range.
Anyway, I’m so happy with this lamp and glad I finally found one that checked boxes in both the form & function categories.
Well, after a somewhat lazy spring break, I had a busy and productive day.
I’ll fill you in on what I was up to in another post…