17 Charming and Practical Painted Wood Floors for the Summer Cottage


Each summer time I make a beeline for one among my favourite summertime haunts: Nunan’s Lobster Hut in my hometown of Cape Porpoise, Maine. My favourite factor about it isn’t the lengthy rows of benches that line the inside or the way in which the constructing is perched over a salt marsh, however the grey boat paint that covers the wooden flooring and tables. I think about that the house owners inventory gallons of it in a storeroom and add a brand new coat every season, the layers constructed up over the 65-plus summers they’ve been serving lobster within the tough.

Like splatter-painted flooring (which “cover a mess of sins,” Justine writes of her personal cottage flooring in DIY: Splatter-Painted Flooring), painted wooden flooring—so typically seen in summer time cottages in Maine and on the Cape—are all about New England practicality: They’re cost-effective, brilliantly conceal summer time particles like sand and filth, and want solely one other coat of paint after they put on. They’re additionally wholly unfussy and evocative of the carefree summerhouse.

Check out just a few favorites in summerhouses previous. (And for rather more on the deserves of boat and deck paint, take a look at our new e book, Remodelista in Maine.)

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Above: In a cottage perched on a salt marsh in Falmouth, Massachusetts, the architect/designers painted the wooden flooring all through in a California Paint high-gloss end, for practicality’s sake (and brightness). For extra, see A Shipshape Cape Cod Cottage Impressed by Wes Anderson’s ‘The Life Aquatic’.

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Above: Additional inland, within the Catskills, Lisa Przystup and Jonathon Linaberry painted the present wooden flooring of their farmhouse in Sherwin Williams’s Additional White as a cost-saving measure. {Photograph} from The Catskills Farmhouse of Two Brooklyn Creatives, Weekend DIY Version.
the floors in mjölk’s renovated scandi style cabin on a lake
Above: The flooring in Mjölk’s Renovated Scandi-Type Cabin on a Lake are additionally painted white, these in Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White. Observe how some put on is a part of the enchantment.

Above: Justine’s 1807 cottage on Rock Harbor on the Cape has painted and splatter-painted flooring all through, like right here, within the sunny master suite, the place the wide-plank flooring are a light-weight shade of grey. {Photograph} from The Soulful Aspect of Outdated Cape Cod: Justine’s Household Cottage.
elsewhere on the cape, julie
Above: Elsewhere on the Cape, Julie’s cottage bedrooms have white-painted pine flooring. For extra, see Cape Cod Summer season Bedrooms Refreshed with Farrow & Ball Paint.
more white painted floors, which add brightness but don
Above: Extra white-painted flooring, which add brightness however don’t essentially cover as a lot filth, from A Tiny (however Glamorous) Seaside Cabin on the Riviera.
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Above: A Cottage Reborn in Coastal Maine has hardwearing toilet flooring in a light-weight grey.
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Above: An surprising shade that works: pumpkin-hued, splatter-painted flooring in Justine’s yellow summer time kitchen. See The Soulful Aspect of Outdated Cape Cod: Justine’s Household Cottage. For extra on splatter-painted flooring, see DIY: New England Splatter-Painted Flooring.
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Above: Designer C. S. Valentin preserved the unique yellow-painted wooden flooring within the bed room of a sea captain’s home in Bellport, Lengthy Island. See A Colonial Home in Bellport with Unusual Type from French Designer C. S. Valentin.
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Above: Extra yellow, these in a Hawaiian cottage. The paint shade is Benjamin Moore’s Pale Moon. See Hawaiian Summer season: A Allure-Stuffed Stone Carriage Home on the Maui Coast, Restored.
green splatter painted floors in justine
Above: Inexperienced splatter-painted flooring in Justine’s visitor bed room on the Cape. {Photograph} from The Soulful Aspect of Outdated Cape Cod: Justine’s Household Cottage.
narrow wooden stairs are painted in benjamin moore
Above: Slim wood stairs are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Martha’s Winery in An Artist’s Cottage in Truro, MA, Will get an Overhaul from a Boston Design Duo (Ikea Included).

dark gray floors add some drama in the 1900s cabins of a california lodge. for 21
Above: Darkish grey flooring add some drama within the 1900s cabins of a California lodge. For extra, see Steal This Look: Manka’s Classic Tub in Inverness, California.
simple gray painted floors convey summertime in stylist tiina laakonen
Above: Easy gray-painted flooring convey summertime in stylist Tiina Laakonen’s Hamptons dwelling. See Rhapsody in Blue: A Finnish Stylist at Dwelling within the Hamptons. {Photograph} by Matthew Williams for Remodelista; for extra, see the Remodelista: A Guide for the Thought of Dwelling.
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Above: Designed to carry as much as foot site visitors from summer time visitors: navy-painted flooring in the lounge of the Bellport home. See A Colonial Home in Bellport with Unusual Type from French Designer C. S. Valentin.
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Above: In Justine’s cottage eating room, the black splatter-painted flooring make sand more durable to see, all a part of the appeal of a summer time cottage. For extra (and learn how to get the look), see DIY: New England Splatter-Painted Flooring.

and, in the catskills farmhouse, przystup and linaberry transformed a cluttered 25
Above: And, within the Catskills farmhouse, Przystup and Linaberry remodeled a cluttered attic right into a summer time bed room. The principle change? Portray the drained wooden flooring in Tricorn Black. For extra of the undertaking, see Earlier than & After: An Ethereal Summer season Bed room in a Catskills Farmhouse, Reworked with Paint.

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N.B.: This submit has been up to date; the unique story ran on Might 30, 2018.


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