Stenciling a wood floor can create an incredible impact -- and depending on the stencil patterns and paint colors used, they can also make a space fresh and fun, elegant and sedate or, in the case of Sweet South Cottage, ethereal and light. Owner/artist Lisa Ard, who is also a teacher and stockist of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, chose to use Chalk Paint® and our Large Ribbon Damask Stencil to transform the raw pine planks of her shop's new studio floor.
Lisa was on a serious budget for her 615 square feet of floor space and also wanted to showcase how beautifully Chalk Paint® works on hardwood floors. "We did not first seal them the raw wood with any sealer or shellac. This can cause the tannin from the knot holes in the wood to come through-which is what is happening now, but I was after that look because because I wanted to instantly age the floor to make it look older than it is. So, if someone want to paint pine planks and doesn't want the character or the coloring from the knot hole bleed through, then they need to seal the planks first with a coat of shellac," she explains.
The base color used was a 50/50 mixture of Old White Chalk Paint and Pure White Chalk Paint. In addition to the Large Ribbon Damask stencil, Lisa also used the Royal Design Studio stencil brushes with the Antoinette Chalk Paint to stencil in the pattern. The floor was then sealed with two coats of the Annie Sloan Lacquer Floor Finish to create a durable finish that will stand up to Lisa's Chalk Paint® workshops and studio play time.
All images courtesy of Allison Nichole Photography
Don't you just LOVE the results? So beautiful and uplifting -- what a great space for Chalk Paint® classes, too! This is one of our favorite projects with the Large Ribbon Damask stencil pattern -- which is also available as a Small Ribbon Damask Stencil. The popular design is so versatile and recently made the cover of Do It Yourself Magazine!
As a fellow Chalk Paint stockist, you can also purchase Chalk Paint® locally from her shop in Tallahassee, FL -- Sweet South Cottage's shop and studio are must-visits! Be sure to stop by their Facebook fan page, too!
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