April’s dad lent a hand when it came to the lighting, swapping out the ho-hum fluted fixture for a more modern light with an industrial-cool edge. But the biggest change came underfoot, where April used paint to transform the vinyl floors.
After rolling on three coats of white porch and floor paint (Sherwin-Williams Porch & Floor Enamel in untinted Extra White) to give a solid, no-show-through base), April then used a small roller to apply General Finishes milk paint in Lamp Black over a Cutting Edge stencil. “Using a light hand and rolling off the paint before applying, I rolled each 9-inch square, and waited 30 seconds for it to dry a bit before I moved on to the next,” says April. Once the whole floor was done and had some time to dry, she sealed it all with a polyacrylic clear finish. “It was by far the most challenging part of this reno, but also the most rewarding,” she says.