Painted Checkered Floor

Painted Checkered Floor

Beth Zeigler
Apr 26, 2010

We've always been a fan of the classic black & white checkered floor--it's eye-catching, charming and never goes out of style. So when a friend of ours pointed out Shreve's DIY version at home, we had to take a second look.

Shreve (of Honey Rock Dawn and The Daily Coyote fame) decided to paint her concrete floors out of necessity. They were a bear to clean with one issue in particular--her tamed pet coyote was marking his territory (because of the unforgiving, porous concrete, easy cleanup was not an option). So Shreve decided on a checkered pattern resembling the two shades of red dirt (she also learned this does a great job of hiding muddy paw prints from her furry friends). Read more about Shreve achieved her DIY floor here and here.

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(Images: Honey Rock Dawn)

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