Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lace Floor

Every great project needs a supervisor, right?
Well, here was mine while I worked away.


Let's just say this little cutie had a hard
time staying out
while I was working in the room.
I am surprised that we didn't have
painted little kitten tracks
throughout the room.

This is what I started with. 



I had some great helpers
that assisted in the carpet rolling and removal. 
After, I cleaned up all the tools
my hubby rented a box sander and sanded the whole
floor.  It was quite messy and I stuck a towel under the door to prevent
any dust from entering the rest of the house.




After the sanding, I did a lot of dust clean up.
Then,  I used TSP and followed the directions
and cleaned all of the floor.
Which, then brings us to painting. 
We had a pine floor.
 I know a lot of you would scream
to here that we are going to
paint the floor. 

Yes, I said paint.


I used Valspar bare wood primer.
During all this, I also painted the walls a lovely
 grey and fluorescent lime.


I did two coats of the primer on the floor. 
Next, bring on the color.
Once again, Valspar. 
This time it was the floor and porch paint.
Don't you just love a fresh can of paint.


I put on two coats of the floor paint.
After that was completely dry,
I picked up these pretty
little stencils at my
local craft store.

http://www.michaels.com/Cathedral-Lace-Laser-Cut-Stencils/cp0551,default,pd.html

I saw that you can pick them
up at several retailers.

And then got busy stenciling
I decided to use grey floor paint
for the stenciling color.
I measured around the room
and found the exact center. 
I used chalk to mark the floor.
(Works great and you don't have to worry about marks)
I started in the middle of one side.
And then I worked to corner


Laying blue painters tape made it
perfect.  I could set my stencil against it
and I didn't have to worry about making the
pretty lace edge crooked.
You can also use the floor boards as
a guide, if they are relatively straight.


I then added the pretty lace doilies
scattered throughout
the floor.
No, measuring here. 
Just fun laying them down.



I could not have been happier with how it turned out.
It is now my favorite room in the
house.
So, bright and cheery.
No, polyurethane to add to it either.
Just sit back and
enjoy!!
It was quite cost effect too, we
spent a little under $100 for a
brand new floor.  Way cheaper than carpet
and so much prettier!!


And I had to add a little
quiltiness.   The room actually
matches my Hexie quilt I did a few months back.





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20 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea! I love the new look of the room. Great job!

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  2. That is beautiful! You are one smart cookie!!!

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  3. WOW! what an awesome do over! Love the what you did with the floor!
    We are in the middle of renovations and the dust is bad no matter how we try to keep it from the rest of the house. I can't wait to finish.

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  4. I LOVE IT, But I want MORE, MORE pictures ! That flooor is the prettiest thing I ever saw ! More pictures !

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  5. I love your lace floor, so pretty and I love the colours you used in the room.

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  6. Wow what an inspiration post!

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  7. That is really cool Amy, thank you for sharing this idea! It's like having a super fancy rug, without the expensive rug!
    ~Brandy

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  8. So nice. Wish I had a floor I could do this to.

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  9. The room looks so much brighter. I'm surprised you don't have to put any kind of finish over it to keep it from scuffing.

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  10. Wow, you are one brave girl ... but the results prove that you certainly know what you are doing. And what an eye for colour you have ... you go girl!

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  11. I have to admit I was one of those that just shuddered when you said you were painting the floor but OH MY GOODNESS, the results are fabulous!!!! It is a lovely addition to the room!

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  12. So Incredibly Awesome Painted Floor! Your creativity clearly extends to all home improvement projects ... :) Pat

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  13. Love the floor stenciling! It's beautiful and inviting.

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  14. The floor looks great! What a good idea!

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  15. You got more guts that I do and I'm pretty nervy. Let me get this right, every wall is a different color and the floor is light grey with taupe stenciling. I would love to see the finished room. I want to see how you pull it all together. I'm excited for you.

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  16. It is soooo darn professional looking….your painting skills especially the scalloped edges are really pretty…what a lucky young lady...

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  17. absolutely love how that floor came out. congratulation to a job well done.

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  18. this is just fabulous. I'd love to do this to our bedroom floor, but the house is very old and the floor boards are all wonky and warped and have big spaces between them!

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  19. I love this floor! I have a yucky carpet in my sewing room and I think this would be a great way to fix that problem.

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