When you're working on an ongoing remodeling project with lots of dirt and drywall dust, and you have two dogs that shed...AND you have a child with allergies (or you have allergies yourself), carpet is absolutely out of the question, or at least it is in our house. I'd rather have no carpet at all than dirty carpet and let's face it, carpet at it's cleanest is dirtier than we care to know:) We're holding out until the very end to put our wood flooring down but until then, we have to make do with subflooring. I painted it an antique white about a week and a half ago and thought I'd share a photo of what it looked like after one coat. I applied two coats but forgot to take photos afterward. If you want to do this as a long term flooring solution, I would prime first and use a really good quality floor / porch paint, or else use several coats of polyeurothane over your paint choice...(And do lots of other research first because I'm not an expert:)
Our couch and loveseat have been moved back in by now along with a giant sisal rug, and the tape has been removed from the wall. Our living room isn't big at all but is still very cozy and comfortable and adequate. Excuse the total lack of decor and window coverings. One of these days I'll get to that. As a side note, and I think I've posted about it before, hubs added the trim around the window earlier this year. This house had *no* window trim whatsoever except for some measley window sills. We still have a few more windows in the house to trim out, but that is a project for another time:) The sample in the lower right hand corner represents the wood flooring we bought. I think it will really add some warmth to the house:)
I know some of you may be wondering *why* I put time and effort into painting a subfloor that will be covered over. Good question:) First of all, I painted it to prevent the little ones from getting splinters and secondly...it just looks better, lol!