We are gearing up to open the Shabby Coast Cottage next month!
This week I have been working on painting the side room…
first it needed a fresh coat of white paint on the ceiling, walls and floor!
All the wood in the cottage is Heart Pine and is almost 100 years old!
Then I knew that I wanted to do something fun and different on the floors…
after searching the web for inspiration, I came across a fabulous blog - Jones Design Company and she has a tutorial on painting a design on a wall. I loved it and thought that it would look great on the floor!
So I enlarged the template that she provides to 16 inches and cut it out of cardboard.
and then i spent the next 2 days on the floor!
I primed the floor lightly so that the grain would still show through and used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Gray for the design…
I seriously would have lost my mind with painting a smaller design on walls! Kudos to anyone that can do that!
After I got it painted, I sanded lightly in some spots and then waxed with a floor wax!
I am hoping that it will age naturally and distress beautifully!
and now a little glimpse into the disaster that this room was just a few months ago…
It was like a Horders Episode…. very scarrrryyyyy…….
And now, The room all Painted and Happy!!
We can’t wait to get the other rooms done and all the goodies loaded in!
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