Monday, November 24, 2014

Painted & Paisley Stencilled floor

Paisley Painted Floor

So.........................
What do you do when your budget will not allow you to get new floors in a room where the floors desperately need to be changed?

Well you get down on your knees and pray
And while you're down there you grab a tin of paint - a roller - and a stencil.
Multi tasking ladies - it's all about multi tasking.

I first gave the floor 2 coats of a deep grey -with Behr patio and porch paint.
The floors were practically varnish free so I didn't even bother priming this time ( plus I was going with a dark color - I would never have attempted this with a light color )
NOTE:  If there are traces of varnish on your floor you MUST prime - ( or remove it entirely )


AND you're only allowed to look at the floor - nothing else - because this entire room was/is a work in process ( that's still not quite finished by the way - but pic monkey takes care of that )
Between installing a plank wall - making built ins - shutter window coverings and the floor - I was all over the place in this room
Anyway I painted 2 coats - allowing each one to dry for 24 hours


You can purchase the stencil through  Cutting Edge Stencil  ( I was not paid to do this post but thought I'd provide a link in case anyone wants to attempt this ! )
Here's the stencil ( s ) the large one - and the small one on top is to edge it off.

CUTTING EDGE STENCILS
And so I started - this is far easier than you could imagine - time consuming - actually very time consuming - but super easy.


(You can see that the board seams almost disappear with the pattern)

Where I've indicated the arrows are where the " repeat " is for the pattern - simply placing the stencil so that part is covered allows you to continue on your next " stretch "

Paisley stencilled floor

Like this

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Now most people use craft paint when painting with a stencil -
I chose to use Behr Porch and Patio paint ( which is the only product I use when I paint floors )
So the paint was a little thicker -
To make sure I didn't get any bleed through - I would paint 1 section ( the size of the stencil ) and then hang it up to dry LOL


20 minutes or so and I was ready to use it again -
Also note, eventually the paint will get thick on the stencil - any paint - and it has to be washed ( otherwise it will compromise the pattern.)
Craft paint can simply be washed off with soapy water - what I did was peel it off - which was quite easy -
I'd scrape an end a little and simply peel it off in long strips
I only had to do this twice for the entire floor.


You don't have to have an ounce of talent to do this project - only patience.
Oh, and a stencil

and a small sponge roller and tray
roll out the barrel roller and remove as much of the paint from it as possible


And scott towels or such to roll out even more of the excess


It probably took me a week or so to do this -
( mostly because I was working on other things in this fixer upper at the same time )
But I'm thrilled with the outcome


We've since added a white sofa ( Ektorp - Ikea ) into the space and I LOVE how the white sofa highlights the white paisley


Last night while we were watching t.v. in there

Suzan says - Don't you love the floor?
John says - You've asked me that at least 3 times every night since you finished
Suzan says - I have?
John says - Yes - and I keep telling you I like it
Suzan says - Well that's the problem then - it's not registering - you can't just like it John - you have to love it

We had to remove 2 layers of carpets - 2 layers of linoleum - and one layer of what appeared to be rotting cardboard and then scrape for days - what a sickening job these floors have been in this house - truly - I've never seen anything like it and I hope to never bear witness to anything like it again in my lifetime.............


Cost for this makeover:

Stencil - 54.95
Paint - ( grey - I had the white on hand ) 34.95

I put a coat of Polyurethane on top for protection - and that's it -
A lot cheaper than new floors, right?


We each have our own ottoman in front of the couch - I had to move one so that you could actually see the floor - the room's small so really only the edges show - but I'm still liking what little I get to see LOL

Have a wonderful day everyone !
Hugs,
From me to you

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51 comments:

  1. The floor looks great! I'm working on a fixer too; just about done though. Lots of work but worth it!

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    1. Thanks so much -
      And I'm so jealous that you're almost done - I'm nowhere near that stage !
      XOXO

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  2. Your floor looks fabulous Suzan. You are a patient ( and busy) woman! ;)

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    1. Thanks !!!
      I don't think I've stopped for a year now lol
      xoxo

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  3. I'm glad you shared the process. I am thinking of something for my porch floor when we get it built. I don't think I will use a stencil since the porch will probably be about 450-500 square feet and I have arthritis! I was thinking about stripes or checkerboard though. I will remember the typr of paint you used as well since it is good stuff! Have a happy day!

    Hugs, Vicky

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  4. Oh it's gorgeous! A time consuming project for sure, but well worth it, awesome job!

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  5. Wow, Suzan, you must have the patience of a saint. That looks terrific. How big was the floor? You really did a fine job!

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    1. Oh Rita - I really don't lol - but thanks so much -
      It's not a large floor at all - and to be honest with you, this was one of the easiest projects I've ever done - time consuming to be sure but super easy.
      Almost therapeutic actually !
      XOXO

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  6. Wow. That looks professional. Can't believe it's just paint and stencil. Even though we have a houseful of family, I had to boot up and see what you've done to your house recently. This did not disappoint. I love your house.

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  7. Love the floor, and the furniture with the floor is perfection.

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  8. Oh my, what a project, Suzan. The floor is beautiful. I would never dare to start a project like this. Superwoman

    Have a great day

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  9. Wow, what a fantastic look. You have much more patience than I do though so I'll have to be content admiring your beautiful floor.

    xox

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  10. Oh yes! I love them! They look fabulous!
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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  11. I like how your opening sentence is about being able to afford new floors and then you proceed to present to us a floor that is much more desirable than anything you could walk into a store and buy. Bravo!

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  12. I still think it is a rug every time I first see it! You've done an amazing job ~

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  13. Gorgeous!!! I've always wanted to try this<3 Pinned Happy Thanksgiving

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  14. It looks amazing! You did a beautiful job and you sure have a lot of patience and a good eye to get the pattern going nicely. Thanks for sharing how you did it. It's 15C here this afternoon! Feels and smells like spring!! Not for long.

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  15. I love it Suzan! I hope you can register that information! I want to remove all the layers on my wood floors and everybody keeps telling me they will be ugly... But thanks to you, I know if it's the case, I'l paint them!

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  16. Suzan, this is so smart, beautiful and amazing. Seriously... you have officially become one of my heros!
    ~ Christina in Cleveland

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  17. Suzan - it is spectacular! Really, and Dave does the same to me. And then he tells everyone who comes into the house and see the handiwork, you have to tell her you love it, ok?! Sheesh. Should I even attempt this in his itsy bitsy office? Your's is so beautiful, I just might have to. Patty/NS

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  18. I Absolutely Loving that.
    So professional looking.
    Susan, you must work around the clock to get done what all you do. I'm tired just thinking about all you have done since you and John moved into that place and turned it into a very lovely home.
    You both have done a wonderful job considering what it first looked like when you bought the place. It looks more like a home' warm and cozy.

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  19. Suzan this is gorgeous!!! I wish I still had your energy. It has taken me forever to finish my two buffets.

    Cindy

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  20. I am listening to you go on about how small your room is and then I see how small the stencil on the floor is....that is just insane yet beautiful....all at the same time. I just showed hubby and he was like "WOW, that is amazing" He loves paisley! He bought a paisley guitar, thats how much he loves it! Cheers Suzan

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  21. Wow, what a labor of love but well worth every hour you had so spend down there on that gorgeous floor. I don't think I'd be able to stand up straight again. Love this and love the thrifty price tag. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  22. With every post I am more and more amazed at all that you have accomplished this year.
    You deserve a standing ovation. :)

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  23. It must be a joy to sit and watch telly in such a beautiful environment. Well done. Lots of blessings from South Africa

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  24. Wow that looks amazing Suzan - lov'n the paisley pattern. What a difference you're making in that house! Every room is coming along so beautifully - you are one talented gal I must say!

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  25. Very Nice Suzan! Amazing is more like it actually!

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  26. You are very talented! I can not believe that this is stencilled!
    Thanks for linking up at the Talented Tuesday Link Party :-)

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  27. Questions (because this is sooooooo beautiful): How large is the stencil? Do you have to wait for each individual section to dry before moving to the next section? How did you remove all tacks and staples from the wood?

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  28. That looks fabulous, you are a genius. I love painted floors.

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  29. This is simply unbelievably gorgeous!! I cannot believe you did this! What a labor of love Suzan!

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  30. I was just thinking about my floors. We pulled the carpet up and the cardboard to find lino underneath. There is wood under the lino. There are gaps between the planks. You're floor looks amazing but there is no way I could manage to keep the pets out of a room for that long. You've made me really want to get back to working on the floor though!

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  31. Wow Suzan, this is fabulous! Makes me wish I had a floor to do it to. lol! You did a great job and I love the design! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  32. Oh, I so love this. I am planning to paint my daughter's floor which is concrete. I am hoping that it looks half as good as this. Thanks for sharing this.

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  33. Hi Suzan, your floor is too fabulous to not feature at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  34. The stencil company needs to use this post for advertising. Thanks for bringing the floor over to share at Make It Monday.

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  35. I've been thinking about doing this in my laundry room and seeing how fab your floor turned out I'm sold! I'll have to do it in sections because of appliances anyway so plenty of time for the stencil to dry. Now to work up the energy!

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  36. Wow! That is really pretty and very impressive! Thanks for joining in for Show and Tell Friday!

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  37. This seriously blows my mind! It is gorgeous! You worked hard and wow, did it pay off! AMAZING!
    ~Kim @ Sand & Sisal

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    1. Wow Kim - thanks SO much - ( it wasn't that hard to do though if I'm honest lol )
      XOXO

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  38. Oh, my! I LOVE this floor treatment! We have an old farmhouse and this would work GREAT in one of the bedrooms. Thank you! Thank you! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  39. My word, what an aggressive project you took on....it turned out fabulous, Suzy!

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  40. totally incredible, Suzan!! can't believe you did this, it's fabulous. looks perfect with the white sofa!

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  41. Suzan, this is amazing! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/01/make-it-pretty-monday-week-123.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  42. Just found your blog and am really enjoying wandering through and seeing your efforts. The floor is gorgeous. Hope it has held up well since you did it...

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