In my last post I told you about the problem with the floor of the pavilion which sits in the far back of the garden. Over time, especially before I added the solid tin roof, it was very exposed to the elements and in recent months I realized that the floor, which had become quite damaged, really needed to be repaired...or replaced.
Below you can see what bad condition it was in. What ever I decided to do this time I didn't want to to use any type of decking and I did have a certain look I wanted to achieve.
So...I took a risk.
I have always loved black and white checkered floors. I almost put one in my kitchen when I last remodeled it, but my beloved french terra-cotta tile won out. Here I thought, crazy as it sounds, was a place to use it!
Black and white tile outside, yes it does seem weird, but I went ahead and did it. And, I love, the way it turned out!
First backer board was laid down to level the surface then the tile was glued down. I used plain old 12 inch commercial tile from Home Depot - inexpensive and almost indestructible, the same tile you see in grocery stores. The whole job took my handyman less than a day to install.
The next day I put down two coats of liquid wax for addition ease of cleaning and shine.
I already had the black wicker outdoor furniture and I painted two 'found' side tables black to match. I was able to find the perfect outdoor fabric to make new seat cushions - black and white with a flash of color. The lantern was brought home from Morocco many years ago, as was the brass tray. The stained glass window I originally made for a door. I think that it now has the Victorian Brighton Pavilion look that I was trying to achieve, although I would like to add a potted palm tree.
And the best part...so far it is easy to keep clean!
I hope that you like it, I know this will not suit every taste but it's rather fun to do something a little quirky once in a while.
Thank you for visiting.
Have a happy day.