Do you have a floor that is in serious need of an update but the budget won’t allow for new hardwood, carpet, or tile? Let us offer a quick and easy solution for updating your floor! If you don’t have the time or money to invest in replacing your floor, you can paint floor stencils directly onto it. Using paint and stencils is the perfect alternative to the expense and mess of stripping and removing existing flooring. Before choosing your favorite Floor Stencil, check out these 10 floor paint and stencil makeover ideas from our talented customers.
Brown Acres wanted to remodel her kitchen, laundry, and bathroom to have a more modern look. Rather than removing the existing floor, she saved a ton of money by painting first with oil based primer, stenciling her outdated linoleum floor with our All The Angles Moroccan Stencil, and then sealing it with polyacrylic gloss. This geometric pattern in a bold black and white color scheme did just the trick!
Jen’s Furniture Rehab loves how our Anastasia Damask Tile Stencil transformed her floor! She says, “Thank you for providing a beautiful, high quality product that gave me an amazing result!” This amazing look was created by simply stenciling the tile pattern over the floor in alternating paint colors to create a checkerboard effect.
To create a classic tile effect on their bathroom floor, The Art Factory chose our Verona Tile Stencil from our Tile Stencils Collection. They used paint designed for garage floors to cover over the existing, dated vinyl. A nice addition to this floor stencil project is the simple pinstripe that they created around each tile stencil. It makes for a VERY classy look, don't you think? Check out our original post in this Tiled Bathroom Makeover for all the details.
Young House Love painted this plywood subfloor bathroom floor with our Silk Road Suzani Stencil, semi-gloss paint, and non-toxic poly seal as an alternative to tile. This DIY project is within the budget and time constraints of most amateur design lovers, and is a great floor painting project that can be a great temporary fix until you can afford more expensive flooring. But really, a stenciled floor like this is so beautiful you might want to live with it forever!
Shannon Kaye of the DIY Network and the show “Fresh Coat” wanted to stencil a carpet on a hardwood floor. Using our Chez Ali Moroccan Stencil, she painted and gilded the pattern onto her floor, giving it a completely upgraded look. This gorgeous painted rug defines this seating space, and the advantage of stenciling a rug treatment is that you can incorporate the colors and pattern of your choice.
Have you ever thought about painting your floor rather than redoing it? Just simply stencil over it like Hueology Studio did here with our Moorish Trellis Stencil! All you have to do is paint directly over your outdated wood or concrete floor with floor stencils and Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. Seal it with two coats of Annie Sloan Lacquer Floor Finish and it will look gorgeous for years to come!
Dana and Brooks of Bella Tucker Finishes wanted a major floor renovation to their guest bedroom makeover. They turned to stenciling the concrete because carpet was too underwhelming. They happily ripped out the carpeting and stenciled our popular Skylar’s Lace Floral Stencil with Old White and Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. Be sure to check out our full post on their stenciled concrete floor project – we chalk it up to another stencil success!
Imagine this - you have older wood floors with a few stains and you'd love a cost-effective, beautiful way to fix them. Painting and stenciling with floor stencils could be the solution! Peggy Jackson ran into this very issue recently with her wood dining room floors. She used our Kimono Allover Stencil and Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan to produce this colorful painted and stenciled floor rug.
The Hollywood Squares stencil is not just for walls - it can be used on other surfaces like floors as well! Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body made the perfect creative choice in covering up her kitchen’s damaged hardwood floors with this stencil pattern floor finish. Using a light taupe floor and patio paint as the base, she stenciled with a medium tone gray over that. Doesn’t it look divine??
Concrete floors are so easy to update with paint and stencils! Case in point-this fabulous stenciled concrete floor finish that our creative customers Julie and Tim did! They used Graphite and Old White Chalk Pain®t by Annie Sloan with our Camel Bone Weave Moroccan Stencil. Water-base Floor Lacquer by Annie Sloan seals the deal!
Postcards from the Ridge was in the process of reclaiming a studio/craft room that had the original 1960’s flooring. It needed some style added to it and a stencil was the perfect way to get it. She chose our Large Moorish Trellis Stencil to mimic the Moroccan patterned rugs that are so popular right now. For an added pop of personality for her stenciled concrete floor finish, she added blue to the details of the stencil pattern. How unique! She saved money on painting her own concrete floor rug with Chalk Pain® by Annie Sloan and said, “It looks just as good, better actually, than anything I’ve seen in a catalog. It’s completely washable, and you can paint it any color you want!” We agree!!!
Do you have a floor stencil project in the works? We’d love to see more on the floor and love to share your beautiful stencil projects with our readers! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, share them on our Facebook Page, or Instagram your Royal Design Studio stencil projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio.
If you're not ready to tackle a whole floor, consider stenciling a painted floorcloth instead. We have some inspiring Floorcloth Stenciling Tutorials right here!
Love this idea and hope to do the same to my upstairs bathroom.
I Love the pictures and ideas, but my house needs serious help. I am on a VERY Tight budget. Please help.