A Smart Solution for Ruined Kitchen Wood Floors

published Feb 26, 2015
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Any small kitchen that looks this lovely is a major win in our book. We love it even more when we discover that the details we’re looking at are mostly budget picks — pine shelves from The Home Depot and cabinets from IKEA.

But what about that pretty gray floor? When the owner pulled up the old linoleum, she discovered there was hardwood beneath. However, it was in really bad shape and couldn’t be refinished, so instead she did something really smart.

She coated the floors with deck paint!

As HGTV Magazine writes, “With its cramped layout, the kitchen topped Brittany’s list of redos when she bought the house. She moved a pantry to fit a pro-grade fridge, then added storage via IKEA cabinets and pine shelves from The Home Depot.” All smart solutions themselves!

But the floors were another story: “Tearing up the linoleum floors revealed hardwood, but it was beyond refinishing, so she coated it with deck paint,” specifically “Antique Silver” deck paint by Glidden.

→ See another rather amazing floor rescue in this renovation: Before & After: The Most Amazing $700 Kitchen Remodel We’ve Seen

This solution enabled her to keep the existing floors (as opposed to installing new flooring) and add a little color and durability. And the gray is actually so pretty!

See more of this house → The Perfect Mix of His and Hers at HGTV Magazine