Marbling at Mom’s…

My mom has a big enclosed porch on the back of her house. The roof was ruined during the recent hail storm in Oklahoma City. The ceiling, walls, and carpet in this room were flooded and, luckily, her insurance covered the repairs.

Here is the room after they put up new ceiling tiles and painted. The brick, which makes up one wall in this room, is from what used to be the exterior of the back of the house. My mom's house is pink!

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Mom didn't want more carpet, or vinyl, or wood flooring. That left
paint! The workmen prepared the floor for me. They used a chemical stripper to take up as much of the old carpet adhesive as was ever going to come up.

It was hot and humid yesterday. There is a small window unit air conditioner in this room and I had it on. If it had been cooler out I'd have opened windows, but that would have been worse yesterday. I re-hung the blinds on the windows before I started painting to help keep the sun out. And then I painted the floor…

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Here's a detail:

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My mom and sister wanted a color and chose this dark green. The lighter shade of paint is really a light gray-green, not white. I might have chosen a different color but this sort of floor is easy to change when you want a new color. It is my hope, however, that they love the green for a long time :-).

I only took a picture of one end of the room because I stopped with the room half painted to take this shot. Then I painted the other side and out the door. It takes alkyd paint 24-48 hours to dry.
And the fumes are awful. Luckily they have a door between this room and the rest of the house.

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