Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 25, 1973 · Page 50
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 50

Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, April 25, 1973
Page 50
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O., April 25,1 By VIVIAN BROWN AH Newifeituret Writer Paint a nig oh your screened- n porch, den or foyer floor. The idea provides, a good roject for restless do-it-your- ielfers who can'l wait to get to hose outdoor chores. The idea is not unique -- dec- irators do it all the time. But you don't want to experiment Jwith good floors. The porch loor is ideal. Usually it is old. A foyer is another area where Jyou might risk such artistry. Jut if you decide to go into the iving area of the home to paint floors, be sure you are up to it motionally and artistically. In Here's an easy way to put a rug on the floor--with paint addition to being conversational pieces perhaps while rugs are being cleaned and stored, painted rugs may be cared for easily -- just mop up footprints. . Decorators usually make a design on paper, gradually transferring the pattern to the floor. It works well if you don't become too ambitious. One decorator likes a simple big circle with dots, squares and smaller circles within the area. But Another decorator likes involved all-over-the-floor designs, and that becomes a big project with plumb lines, cord, chalk and so on. Better to keep it simple, if one is an amateur. And the de- sign should be inspired by* the place where it will go. ' Floor painting isn't a job to be sluffed off. Paint experts advise using good bristle brushes in sizes needed for the job and they suggest letting one color dry for 24 hours before another is added. And if you use a stencil, you must be especially wary. It might smear. Freehand is likely to be easier and more pleasing to the eye because of its randomness. The design need not be perfect. If you actually want a rug look with nappiness and all that, the paint people suggest stippling after the background color is painted. Dip a real sponge'into a shade of paint slightly darker than (he background color and after squeezing it dry, lightly pat the sponge onto the area of the same basic color. In fact it is suggested that several shades of paint lighter and darker lhan the background may be used to give the rug an even nappier appearance. And if you want to carry the real-rug look even further, put a fringe around Ihe design by using a thin brush and applying one fine stroke at a lime. (A good back pays off in such a project.) Depth might be given to the rug by adding faded yellow and black strokes to give the illusion of deep fringe, they explain. Decorators usually avoid the real rug look, preferring to use a pretty design that takes the 'place of a rug. But Ihey often use designs even when they use rugs. One decorator likes to use paint borders -- stripes, checkerboard designs or swirls -around rugs. The designs for screened-in or open porches can be fun. One handsome design on old floor boards was really worth the effort. A dark green background was covered with little white flowers .(hat resemble dogwood. That conservative design was chosen because lhat second- floor porch which opened off a bedroom, was decorated with wrought iron furnishings that blended extremely well with it. On a bright orange floor, one might paint daisies or large red poppy-like flowers. Any flower can be stylized to provide a pretty effect. 0r you mighl use a forsythia or bridal wreath bush as a pattern -- use great swirls of limbs or one limb laden with the little yellow or white (lowers which might be easily dabbed on with a sponge. A floral theme may be used in a foyer of an apartment or house. A rose forms Ihe en- Iranceway of one such place with its wide curving stem with green leaves leading to the dining and living areas. Other foyer ideas include: on a white floor, a large (six-foot diameter) black circular slripe, two inches wide, with radiating strokes from center to perimeter..^ large black square in the middle of a red-painled floor...a handsome large (24 inch) checkerboard design in blue and white covering Ihe en- lire foyer floor. This Inllcr design is often used in living rooms or other rooms by decorators. Sometimes it is put on very good floors, but more often it is used as a cover-up of old floors in an old house. The rug or other design should be thoroughly dry before you walk on it, and paint experts advise using top coats over the design and applying many coats of varnish to further its life. If the basic floor cover is unusual -- dark brown, black, white or one of the other modern color paints or stains : check with the person who refinished Ihe floors to see whether varnish is Ihe proper finish. 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