A Stencilled Floor

This weekend was meant to be spent doing very little, a lie-in, a late breakfast, a walk in a wood, none of it (well actually I did manage a walk in a wood!). I envy people who can allow themselves to do nothing, it is a skill which I do not possess.

For a while now I have wanted to stencil a floor in my house and by 8.30 am on Sunday morning I found myself on my hands and knees on my toilet floor! As it is a tiny space, it seemed like a good place to begin.

The floor had already been boarded underneath the old lino and that provided the perfect base for a couple of coats of quick drying white floor paint. The border design was stencilled first using the Neemrana Border Stencil. Once completed I measured the width of the floor and marked the centre point. Beginning at the end of the floor nearest the door I positioned the Kota Stencil and then worked back towards the wall. The base of the pedestal was taped with low tack tape in order to protect it from the stencil paint and once dry it was painted with a couple of coats of matt varnish for protection.

I am very happy with my stencilled floor but it has only really whet my appetite and I think the staircase may be at risk next!

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  1. Lovely! If you go for your staircase, I love it when the pattern is underneath so you see it as you look up the stairs! Go for it Nicolette!

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