By Renae Frey

How to Paint a Beautiful Checkerboard Floor

How to Paint a Beautiful Checkerboard Floor

Hey Friends! I’m glad that you are here. I’m going to share a project that I just finished, it was part of my 2021 Home Project List. I am absolutely thrilled how it turned out.

This is the finished product and I just couldn’t be happier with it.
This is the “before” pic of the greenhouse floor.
These are the supplies that I used.

You will need blue tape, scotch masking tape, latex gloves, small paint bucket, paint brush, tape measure , roller screen, roller frame with paint roller, yard stick, two colors of paint and floor sealer.

I swept the floor really well so that I wouldn’t be getting any debris in the paint, then I painted all of the edges of the floor. The color of my walls and the color of the floor are the same, so I didn’t need to tape off the base molding. Then I continued to paint the entire floor. I let it dry for 2-3 days to make sure that the paint was cured.

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I found the center of the room and this is where I will start drawing out my pattern.

I used a 24″ x 24″ tin tile for my pattern. I laid it in the center of the room and drew lines on all four sides of the tile, then I continued those lines as far as they could go. I then measured 24″ from each line, continuing my pattern across the entire floor.

I taped off all of the squares that I wanted to remain white, so that there was no confusion once I started painting.
I taped off every other square that was to be painted black. If I were to tape off every square, the tape would cover into another square. You will paint the black squares in two different phases. I used Scotch brand masking tape to tape off the squares.

After the squares were taped off, I cut in with my paintbrush around the edges, then continued to fill in the squares. After letting the paint dry about 12-15 hours, I removed the tape. Then, I taped off the remaining squares to be painted black.

After the paint was dried, I took off the tape.

I rolled on two coats of floor sealer, making sure that the first coat was completely dry before I painted the second coat. The sealer dries in two hours, but I waitied 24 hours before I put the furnitre back in the room.

I am absolutely thrilled with how this DIY project turned out. I hope that this encourages you to start the DIY project that you have been dreaming about.

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9 thoughts on “How to Paint a Beautiful Checkerboard Floor”

  1. Sharon

    Love it. When are going be open again . I missed you be in open in March.
    Have a wonderful day.

    1. Thank you, Sharon. Due to life events, We moved our store to Wade Creek Marketplace in Estacada. Blessings to you.

  2. Miche Ortega

    That looks AMAZING! I love it. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Amy Moe

    I love checker floors 😍. Beautiful. Well done!!! It looks perfect in that space. And the greenhouse- skylights make it look inviting. The whole store is so charming . I love everything about this store. I wish I lived closer to browse and shop. Great job!!

  4. Cindy Lou Helen MacIver

    Love it… BEAUTIFUL….

  5. diane barney

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! You did an Amazing Job. You always do. May I suggest not playing the music. A little difficult trying to hear you. Thanks for Sharing.

  6. I love this! Thank you for the very detailed directions of how you accomplished this project–it’s so helpful when someone breaks things down step by step!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. You are such an amazing blessings! I so admire your faith and your boldness to share it. I love how God directs our paths and that He has brought you into my path. Thank you so much for the feature. I’m such a newbie to blogging and I so appreciate the support.
      Hugs and blessings to you.

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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