The room we call the breeze way (the connecting room between our kitchen and garage) is not a room we use often. Mostly during Christmas and the summer. So when it came to flooring, we could not bare spending more than we needed to in this space. A couple years ago, we had ripped out the carpet. I am sorry, but cream carpet with muddy dog paws do not go together. That left us with the ugly subflooring.
i decided to take on a weekend project and paint the subflooring with floor/deck paint. The project ended up taking longer than I thought.
After the removal of all the staples from the carpet and padding, we were left with lots of small holes and gashes in the flooring. It took a day to wood fill all the holes and cracks.
Once the flooring was prepped, next came painting. Try doing this in the dark with no overhead lighting. Not a smart move on my part.
After the paint dried, I wasn't sure if this was the perfect fix. I thought, maybe this was too cheap of a fix.
But, once the furniture came into place, I actually loved it! It's amazing what a Pottery Barn Outlet rug can do for a space :-P.
To this day, no one can believe we just painted the subflooring.
In due time, we have very large future plans for this space including the removal of the drop ceiling, painting the brick, and replacing the doors and windows. Once I hit the lottery, you will all see the vision.