Pretty Home Decor Using Stencils On Floor Tiles!

Pretty Home Decor Using Stencils On Floor Tiles!

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pretty home decor using stencils on floor tiles!

I know that whimsical home decor is a weakness of mine. Not to mention black white and gray home decor is especially close to my heart. So when the opportunity rolled around to implement some retro style home decor, I jumped on it! My home decor words escape me as I try to explain to people how dreary my bathroom floors were to behold. It was a beige-y pink, sad looking floor space, but now it was time to revamp and create something unusual (residential home design) using beautiful floor stencils. I have, in the past taken on diy home decorating projects but nothing like this one and no home decorating classes could prepare me for what I was about to undertake. So prepare yourselves my lovelies, this is going to be great but hard home design work!

You will need (low budget diy home decor):
Paintbrushes (I used two sizes- small one for touch-ups and the other to apply the paint this should be based on size stencil chosen.)
Floor paint – Rust-Oleum in Chalk White also BEHR floor paint in black.
Painter’s tape/ sanding tool
Stencils of your choice for the design.
Floor sealer of your choice.

Now to begin, I sanded the floor tiles gently and wiped them clean, then I taped off the edges and corners that I wanted to protect from any paint mishaps (home design ideas). After that was done, I applied the chalk white paint (two coats) and waited for the paint to dry before I used the stencil to the floor. Next, the stencils were lined up, and I gradually built the black color I applied up to what I wanted because I didn’t want the stencils to become saturated. Then, as gently as I could, I removed the stencil to see the print. Now bear in mind all of them won’t be perfect, you will have some bleeds. However, you can quickly correct that with your smaller paintbrush later on in the project. When I completed that phase I moved on to the touch ups as I mentioned earlier then I let everything dry for about a day and a half. Finally, I popped open the sealer and began the tedious process of applying the four to five coats and waiting in between applications for it to dry and start again. So, now that ALL of that was done, the floors look like a professional came in and refurbished my floors, the accessories that I use now actually make home decor sense and everything looks great!

 

walmart home decor | A blank canvas to begin our floor diy.

walmart home decor | A blank canvas to begin our floor diy.

Take one last look at your walmart home decor styled floor because we are about to transform this blank canvas into something a work of art!

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80s home decor. | Background for floor paint has been chosen!

80s home decor. | Background for floor paint has been chosen!

I love 80s home decor vibes, so I opted for a white background and black stencil for the bathroom floor. Before I painted I cleaned and taped off the areas that were not supposed to be affected by this project. Next I used two coats of white chalk paint for the floor and let it dry completely.

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home decor shabby chic style. | I laid the stencil out and began the paint over.

home decor shabby chic style. | I laid the stencil out and began the paint over.

Going for that home decor shabby chic style, I found some stencils that suited my taste online and it was delivered the next day. Only cost me eight dollars inclusive of shipping. So I taped it to the floor and I began to apply the black paint carefully.

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the home decoration company brought to you by yours truly.

the home decoration company brought to you by yours truly.

I know the home decoration company that I used to work for used to charge hundreds of dollars to do this for clients. Anyway guys, I was slowly building up the color instead of just saturating the stencil, that could ruin your project and make things terribly messy, so take your time with this.

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vintage chic home decor. | It was a bit tricky lifting the stencil!

vintage chic home decor. | It was a bit tricky lifting the stencil!

Channeling my vintage chic home decor magic, I carefully lifted up the finished stencil to see what the end result looked like. Guys, I think we might be on to something here, it looks so good!

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classy home decor. | Not bad so far, I guess I can keep going!

classy home decor. | Not bad so far, I guess I can keep going!

This classy home decor project is time consuming but worth the back breaking work! Be careful to line your stencils up so that there is continuity with the actual design. You put one stencil on wrong and your OCD will be unrelenting every time you see the error.

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home decor craft ideas. | It looks messy but trust the process!

home decor craft ideas. | It looks messy but trust the process!

Whew, home decor craft ideas like this once kicks my butt sometimes. If you get tired like me, remember to take breaks because it’s better that you take longer, than make a mistake and have to take twice as long correcting the error. This one stencil here looks messy as hell, but trust me this is what you are going for when doing this kind of work.

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easy home decorating. | I had a couple of bleeds *groans*

easy home decorating. | I had a couple of bleeds *groans*

Who said it was easy home decorating? They lied. I had quite a few bleeds and they stood out like sore thumbs so I have to fix those before the project is completed.

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tiny home designs. | Small bathroom but big floor design!

tiny home designs. | Small bathroom but big floor design!

If tiny home designs would always look this good, I could die happy. I finished all but one of the stencils and standing on the toilet I took a photo to show you what it looks like now compared to what we started with initially.

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home design jobs for retouching stencil bleeding should pay handsomely!

home design jobs for retouching stencil bleeding should pay handsomely!

So home design jobs for retouching these bleeds would bring in a mint I think (laughs). My back is killing me, but I have to go over every stencil and cover up those bleeds before I put on the finishing touches for this space.

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interior home design ideas. | This is the floor finish that I would be using over the stencil.

interior home design ideas. | This is the floor finish that I would be using over the stencil.

The finishing touch (interior home design ideas) for the floor was a polyurethane oil -based, semi-gloss. This will protect the paint and prolong the longevity of the work we just did while adding a nice gloss to the tiles.

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home design work is definitely a labor of love!

home design work is definitely a labor of love!

Yes home design work is indeed self rewarding wen all is said and done! I had to apply about four to five coats of the sealer and then wait twelve hours between each coat. Let me tell you if this project didn’t look as good as it did, I would never do this again (laughs).

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unique small home designs | I completed one part of the house gals!

unique small home designs | I completed one part of the house gals!

What do you guys think (unique small home designs)? This is the completed look after we did all that hard work over the course of a week. It really made the space look better than it did before and I can add some accessories to bring out the floor print even better now.

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home design and plan. | This time we are working with a black background.

home design and plan. | This time we are working with a black background.

Now that we have a home design and plan on hand, we can now move to another space in the house and create another version of our stenciled floor tiles. This time however, we can use a black background!

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house and home ideas. | White on black stencils always stand out so well!

house and home ideas. | White on black stencils always stand out so well!

I should state that house and home ideas like these should be done cautiously, you don’t want to have floor prints throughout the house in such a way, that it becomes overwhelming. So have fun but everything in moderation!

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