Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Annie Sloan's Chalk painted kids' room floor

A few days ago I did a post about ripping the carpet out of the hallway and painting our wood floor with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint....you can see that post here.  I did a pattern with grey and white
...and mentioned that the kids' room was next on the list.....
And here it is...
after tearing out the old carpet which went pretty fast actually...here's how it was looking.
 We had some water damage under the side window...I would love to move out all our living room furniture too and refinish all of our hardwood flooring but that's just not going to happen right now....
 We also had a couple of these where the old vents were.....
 Over all it was in pretty good shape and I really debated just coating it with some polyurethane and moving furniture back in when it was dry...
 But for us the quickest solution with the kids was to give it a wash of chalk paint, distress it and give it a coat of poly.    
I made these large wood letters for each of the kids (after seeing this post from Cass house) and used some paint and the vinegar barn wood stain (see that post here) you'll notice that Doodlebug's table is covered in tape....:)
 Brought the cubbies up from the basement....my husband and brother-in-law built these several years ago.....I've used them everywhere--kitchen, living room...
 I'm thrilled that the carpet is out!
And I'm trying not to worry about it getting worn
----Which is really funny considering that I made it look that way to begin with so it wouldn't matter if the kids destroyed it! 
And this is where it connects to the hallway.
Working on a small ottoman slipcover that I'm doing some stenciling on and I'm going to share some photos of that.  And I'm going to be doing some more hand stamped jewelry which I haven't done for awhile so I'm looking forward to that...

10 comments:

  1. I love the chalk paint idea on the floor and would like to try that in my laundry room~

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    1. I LOVE IT!!! Still it 's holding up great even with two littles :) and it's one of the best things I've done in our house!

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  2. Rachel,
    The floor is perfect! I love that the painting technique you went with makes it subtle enough that you can change around the decor and don't have to worry about whether it still "goes with" the floor. I linked up to this post on my blog today to share it with my readers!
    http://www.drivenbydecor.com/2013/01/using-annie-sloan-chalk-paint-on-floors.html

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    1. Kris THANK YOU!!!! I am always honored and appreciative when people think enough of my work to share it!!! What a huge compliment! I am still loving this 4 months later -- it still looks the same even with two little who are "rough" to say the least. The hallway as well...it has not disappointed. I'm considering doing something in my basement as well.....

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  3. How do you clean your painted floors?

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    1. I broom sweep and then mop with the Mrs Meyers all purpose spray cleaner. I spray it on and mop with a "swiffer" style mop. I have to say that they have held up great. Much easier (with kids especially) to broom and mop than to try to keep carpet clean!

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  5. Hi. I just ran across your post about the painted wood floors. We are fixing to sell our house and move into my Mother in laws old house to save money. They ripped out the carpet in their house before they moved out and did poly on the living room floor but the hallway is bare wood and the bedrooms were never sanded and the wood isn't in great shape. There are several water damaged spots etc. I've read a lot about the paint that's reccomended for floors and then I saw you used ASCP. I wondered how it's held up now that it's been over a year since you posted. I like the roughed up look on the floors too.

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    1. It looks pretty much exactly how it did in these photos. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I did coat the hallway with regular poly and the kids' floor with polycrylic. I was just afraid the water based polycrylic wouldn't hold up to all the mopping I do in the hallway (being more high traffic). They still look great!

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  6. I love this! What shade of chalk paint did you use? Did you apply it with a paintbrush or roller? I'd love to attempt this on my own worn floors!

    Thanks!

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