Our friends John and Sherry of Young House Love made the most of an unfortunate floor situation with Royal Design Studio's Silk Road Suzani Stencil! Let's just say they were less than thrilled their new home's master bath and are planning a full-scale renovation. But in the meantime, they had to get rid of the wall-to-wall carpeting immediately and decided to go with the quick, painless and affordable option of stencils. And we're so happy they did!
This power couple tackled their bathroom floor as a tag team and were able to go from drab to fab in just 5 hours!! After choosing two neutral paint colors, John and Sherry started stenciling away with foam rollers and a very thin layer of paint to avoid smudging and/or bleeding. They sped through the process in a single afternoon and even had fun along the way!
Sherry also points out how much easier it is to stencil a floor rather than a wall, "since you’re not fighting gravity". And we really like her advice on establishing a clear "exit route" BEFORE you begin stenciling a floor. Step back, let a few areas dry, then you're free to complete the stenciling process from any point in the room.
How impressive are the results?! Our Silk Road Suzani Stencil looks like it was made for this unique bathroom/vanity space. Everything flows so nicely with a subtle rhythm in and around each of the rooms' corners. It's been so amazing to watch John and Sherry transform their house into a home and we can't wait to see what they do next!
Where would you stencil a floor in your home?
To see more stenciled floor style inspiration, check out some of our favorite stencil projects:
A Stylish Stenciled Floor
- A Stenciled and Painted Lacy Floor!
- A Sweetly Stenciled Floor at Sweet South Cottage!
- Stencil a Carpet on a Hardwood Floor
- Stenciled Floor Feature in Better Homes and Gardens