Right here on Cape Cod (the place I’m fortunate sufficient to spend the summer time), splatter- or spatter-painted flooring are so widespread that we take them with no consideration. I don’t know why our Victorian space ancestors began spatter-painting their flooring—maybe they couldn’t afford rugs, or extra possible, they didn’t wish to always beat the sand out of them—however I, for one, am glad they did. Initially, spatter-painted flooring cover a large number of sins; virtually nothing exhibits up on them. However extra necessary, they’re merely lovely. They’re an exquisite means so as to add texture and curiosity whereas nonetheless maintaining the general look minimal and clear.
Creating your personal spatter-painted flooring is less complicated than it appears; all that’s required is paint (right here’s an opportunity to make use of leftover cans sitting within the storage) and a few lengthy bristle brushes or plastic forks—something you’ll be able to flick, even a handheld broom will do. Gloves are additionally beneficial. Fortunately, the necessary factor just isn’t perfection. For greatest outcomes, you need random globs and clusters in myriad sizes, not a uniform unfold. However watch out to not overdo it. Suppose small galaxies within the night time sky, not Jackson Pollock.