Mandala Stencils Can Add Patterned Style To An Old Wooden Floor
Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends! Did you know that a fresh coat of paint and a stencil pattern can give an old wood floor a fresh new look? It’s true! A stencil design is a great way to update an outdated floor on a tiny budget. Today we’re sharing how one DIY blogger used the Prosperity Mandala Pattern to add style to a painted floor. Come be inspired…
We’d like to welcome back Kammy, the creative blogger and furniture makeover queen behind the blog Kammy’s Korner. Kammy owns a gorgeous estate with a house called the Gidley Station located on it. The Gidley Station was built to be a railway station, but used as a general store, and eventually moved on to Kammy’s property in the 1920’s to be used as a tenant house. The house needed to be freshened up and Kammy has been tackling one DIY project at a time. The guest bedroom was on that list and here is what it looked like before its makeover.
She pulled up the dated orange carpet to reveal a wood floor. The wood floor was in good shape however it had been previously painted with red and blue paint. That was not an issue for Kammy because she planned to repaint and stencil it. Kammy loved the idea of stenciling a floor because of the dramatic effect it adds and the affordability it offers. Kammy painted the old floor with a dark gray hue. She had used Prosperity Mandala Stencil to add pattern to an old chair and large wooden wall clock. After she completed the last project, she rinsed off her reusable stencil and put it aside for the next project.
With her Mandala pattern in hand, Kammy decided to add some pattern to her painted floor. She used blue painter’s tape to adhere the stencil to the floor. She painted the stencil design in white using a dense foam roller. If you are recreating this project at home, be sure to roll off extra paint so it doesn’t bleed under the stencil. The key to stenciling is using very little paint.
After each pattern was painted, Kammy would lift the stencil design and reposition it until the entire floor was complete. The Mandala pattern is not intended to be an allover pattern so there are no registration marks to align it. Since this is a free standing pattern, Kammy used her judgement to reposition and complete the floor.
Once the mandala stencil was dry, Kammy completed the floor with small diamond tile stencil similar to our Fabiola Tile Stencil. Are you ready to see how her creative project turned out? Here is her stenciled wood floor.
Kammy had this to say about her stencil project, “Can you believe this stenciling project only took ONE HOUR? I’ve been wanting to stencil a floor again for years and I finally got to in the bedroom at Gidley Station! ” We absolutely love this project!
To see more pictures of this amazing project, please visit Kammy’s Korner.
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