If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we have been painting our way through Annie Sloan’s books. If you’re just joining us, welcome! You can read how we were inspired to paint our way through Annie’s books here.
In Quick and Easy Paint Transformations and Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and More, Annie shows you how to transform floors using Chalk Paint®. Some of our Stockists have taken Annie’s idea and infused their own creativity into re-doing floors by using stencils to add pattern.
At UNFOLDED’s training studio in High Point we transformed an ordinary concrete floor into a statement feature (in French and English!). First a mop and rinse, and then we rolled on two coats of Graphite. After letting the paint dry overnight, we used Old White, a dense foam roller, and Royal Design Studio’s iconic “Springtime in Paris” stencil set in both the original size and a custom enlarged version and filled the floor with poetic script. Accents were added with a black craft paint. The floor was sealed with two thin coats of Annie Sloan Lacquer to give it extra durability and a beautiful low luster, and the furniture was moved back in the following day.
Stockist Mélanie Paulin of Carte Blanche Upcycled Furniture and Accessories in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada transformed her older wood floor into a modern, mid-century look. She started with a base coat of Pure and followed with a wash of Paris Grey.
Our Stockist Melanie Royals of Royal Design Studio in Chula Vista, California used a herringbone stencil and Old White directly over the concrete slab to create this sophisticated floor in the Raven + Lily flagship store in Austin, Texas.
Amy Chalmers of Maison Decor in Reading, Massachusetts created this floor for her shop with the help of her son, Colin. They cut car wash sponges into irregular shapes and sizes to create a cobblestone look using Paris Grey, French Linen, and Graphite.
Kathleen Cusson and Kathleen O’Neill of Sandpaper Vintage Love in Lafayette, Indiana transformed their plywood floor using Coco and Pure with a stencil.
Stephanie Jones of Me & Mrs. Jones in Memphis, Tennessee with the help of Jessica Mayhall of Creative Finishes & Furnishings in New Orleans, Louisiana, transformed this floor using Pure and stenciling over it in Paris Grey.
Watch for our upcoming post on floor cloths, yet another way to transform a floor with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan!