Wandering around Artists and Craftsmen the other day, we came across jigsaw puzzle blanks meant to be painted or printed on to make a custom jigsaw puzzle.

We saw the jigsaw pattern as an interesting possibility for a ….floor, no doubt inspired by our white-painted plywood floors with their geometric grid of seams. From the beginning, we’ve thought of them as a potential palette on which to paint designs or splashes of color. What would a mild jigsaw puzzle design look like?

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

We love the process of envisioning. As we look at images of our floor, we overlay the jigsaw pattern in our mind’s eye…

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

We found a DIY version online that was NOT quite the groovy idea we imagined. The yellowish wood was a little cheesy.

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mr_wundamus/flickr

So we photographed it to see what it would look like neutral and bleached…

mr_wundamus/flickr
mr_wundamus/flickr

Better…perhaps we’re onto something.

The two versions of jigsaw blanks we bought provided clues as to what would work best: the bigger pattern, with less pronounced lines would be less busy than the smaller, darker one.

jigsaw floor 2

Both have a faintly Keith Haring quality.

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Hmmm. Maybe white linoleum would be the way to go.

Or, shift floor to wall and make a wallpaper…

What do you think?

 

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