Monday, March 01, 2010

floor situation

so.
hello.
i spent the day running around like a maniac, and arrived back home about 7:30pm.
i had this brilliant idea that i'd just go down and tape the floor out...even though i was supposed to wait till tomorrow (to give the base coat more time to dry).

tape the floor out.
yep.
that was the plan...

so i taped it this way...
taped
then that way...
taped

then i had another brilliant idea that i would start painting it.
i really think those varnish and stain fumes did something to my head...

so i started painting it...
(i didn't finish the whole floor..just a few rows...)
painted
(please pretend that my baseboards are there. a little wider than the moulding around the door...same color though)

so now i have a dilemma.
i really think just a small bit of a rust-color here and there on the floor would make it look SO much better...
and this is where i need your help, please, because like i said, i believe there is something wrong with my brain...

here are my thoughts and in no particular order.

•it would look SO much better with a lil' rust-color
•BUT it's a BASEMENT floor.
•AND a STUDIO floor, even.
•so it is going to get destroyed here and there
•and there will be furniture almost everywhere (that will be covering the floor)
•and i'm mainly the only person who is going to be in this room ever.
•and it's going to make the floor take a lot longer to finish than it already will without the rust-color
•so should i bother?

if i were in my right mind, i would probably say no...
no, susan. don't bother. get your studio done and get back to work! nobody is ever going to notice the stupid rust color anyway...

but my totally sleep deprived, fume distorted brain says: SUSAN! get up early and run to home depot and get that rust color first thing! just do it! why not?

please help me and tell me that i don't need the rust color...even if you don't really mean it.
no.
please be totally honest and tell me what you really think.
i can take it.
really, i can...

x

7 comments:

jealousydesign said...

•it would look SO much better with a lil' rust-color: I think so too; would bright up the floor a bit.
•BUT it's a BASEMENT floor. So what?
•AND a STUDIO floor, even. Even more perfect to make it creative then!
•so it is going to get destroyed here and there....
Will look perfect together with the rust color.
•and there will be furniture almost everywhere (that will be covering the floor)....
But you will still see the floor in some places, right?
•and i'm mainly the only person who is going to be in this room ever....
And it is you who like the idea about rust colored floor…
•and it's going to make the floor take a lot longer to finish than it already will without the rust-color....
But it will take even longer to take out the furniture’s if you change your mind later.
•so should i bother?...
Yes, if that is what YOU want, go for it!

GreenWorks said...

I guess it depends on what you think today when you go down and look at it.
If you go down and think no - it actually looks good as is - then there's your answer.
If you go down and think - nah still could use some rust - again there is your answer.
All I know is when I think someting more is needed and if I don't do it then at some stage it ends up being re-done.

star*munki said...

i'm all for what you want in a studio...
& if you've thought about it this long...
and you were actually considering running out and getting the rust...
even with the extra work involved, you'll be happy you did.
besides, if you get everything back in there and then change your mind...you'll be kicking yourself.
and i hate to see you kick yourself.

xox

QuirkynBerkeley said...

I see from your tweet that you have decided to go with the rust. Think that was a good decision for all the reasons mentioned above.

xo

Amg-Arts said...

if you think youll regret not doing it than go for it!

susarto said...

i did it! i went and got the rust...
i'll post it in a little bit :)

susarto said...

and thanks very much,everyone!!!! you really helped :D
xo