Stained or Painted Wood Decking

Looking for ways to jazz up wood decking?  Studio Weave  has designed a new roof terrace for London College of Fashion’s gallery space, adding brightly coloured decking and seats. Says Studio Weave’s Eddie Blake: The whole thing was done with reference to basket weave – trying to make timber look as if it’s woven. The timber is…

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Deirdre Newman’s Faux Parquet Floors (DIY?)

We discovered decorative painter Deirdre Newman when she reached out on Facebook to say “I can paint a lot (all) of the painted floors and walls you suggest! Would love to execute some of your amazing ideas!”.  We poked around her huge portfolio of projects and found a trove of clever, meticulously-executed ideas. We especially like her faux parquet…

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unexpected stripes: car + parking lot (before + after)

Right after we posted  Gene Davis’ Fab Striped Street’,  Susan Dworski sent us this great before-and-after picture of a Rotterdam parking lot half painted with stripes. The with-and-without is  quite an example of the possibilites for stipes in unlikely places. Then we found another: a brilliant striped car spotted in New York Magazine recent The Urbanist’s Warsaw:

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gene davis’ fab striped street

In 1972, artist Gene Davis painted his 414-ft-long painting “Franklin’s Footpath”on the street in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. So beautiful. Imagine if all more streets were painted in glorious stripe… via Clauda Bruno Related posts: why not paint the sidewalk (or any outdoor floor?) how a little colored paint can transform neighborhoods the…

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cheap + chic: how to install and paint plywood floors

When Remodelista recently featured a picture of the Laboratory’s painted plywood floors in Remodeling 101: Painted Plywood—The Best Budget Wood Floor, I figured it was time to show HOW my plywood floors actually were made, and to lend a little reality to what it takes to install and paint 1000 square feet of them. I love ’em, and…

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