I wanna show you my floor. And I want you to know something, too:
I cleaned, just for you.
Mostly cleaned. Kinda cleaned. Like, threw everything out of that room as fast as I could cleaned.
And it was all for you. Frankly, my mud/laundry room is just a disaster. It's where the whole family takes a dump.
That didn't come out right.
But man, I love checkers. The game, and the look.
Wanna know how I did it? I assessed the square footage of the room, and then using a complicated mathematical formula of dividing the square footage with an even 12''x12'' ratio, I then used a laser level and chalk lined the entire room, beginning from the point of entry and working my way back to the outer wall.
Oooorrrr I just went the super duper lazy-A route. Yeah. That sounds more like me.
I used contact paper essentially as 12x12 squares of "blue tape", if you will.
'S a sloppy job. I'm not gonna lie. But I think it totally works with the "look" I'm going for in there.
I want it to say: "dump". And it totally does.
Actually though-- the contact paper does work awesome. It already comes as 12'' wide. Just cut yourself some pieces and start laying it out.
But take a tip from me: they start to fail when you use them overandoverandover (cough).
So now that I have my dreamed-about checkered floor, I feel like I need a cook. And a butler. Definitely a butler. And I will call him "Jeeves".
No. No. "Wadsworth".
"Indeed no, sir. I'm merely a humble butler."
"What exactly do you do?"
"I buttle, sir."
If you can name that quote, we were meant to be besties. I'd leave my husband for you.
I didn't mean it, Jeffrey. Also, um, hon-- I changed the floor, again. Hope you don't mind.
*Update*: See what I think about plywood flooring HERE.