Monday, July 15, 2013

Stenciled Floor Porch Reveal

Last Fall, we were knee deep in house renovations. I styled our porch but it never really turned out how I wanted. It lacked an identity or anything memorable.  I am drawn to color and this poor porch was very brown.

I had been wanting to do something bold and colorful in this room and the time was right when I was contacted by Cutting Edge Stencils to do a review of one of their products. I chose to use the Charlotte stencil.

Once the stencil was chosen, I needed to pick a color palette. I surprised myself by falling in love with a lavender shade for the floor.

I love how it all turned out!

 I went to Sherwin Williams for help with my paint choice since this was a 3 seasons room. They suggested exterior paint. (see below for all paint colors)

I had never stenciled something this large before. I was a bit overwhelmed by the thought of the task. It was a lengthy process but overall very easy and enjoyable. 

I had to clean of my stencil a few times to help keep the lines crisp. The latex paint peeled right off for easy cleaning. The process took about 8 hours total over 2 days. Then I let the paint sit a cure for a few more days before I moved the furniture back in. 

I accented with bold colors and airy decor. It is an amazing place to relax now. 

I hope to use this room as inspiration for the next several projects in our house. We took a risk and it payed off. 

Even Cooper loves it. :)

Later this week, I will be writing just about the floor process. Stay tuned...

Products Used:

Cutting Edge Stencil: Charlotte

Coffee Table Color: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Arles

Floor Color: Sherwin Williams Duration Exterior Paint (satin finish) in Ash Violet and Eggwhite

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  1. I love these floors!!! They are just gorgeous. I also appreciate the fact that Cooper loves ;) You did a great job and I really like the color on the floor.

  2. Fantastic job Laura. Love your stencil choice and it certainly was brave of you. The results are stunning.

  3. OMG! That looks awesome!
    I can't wait to read about the process.....I have stairs to paint and have been scared :)

  4. Very nice, Laura! You've inspired me. Can't wait to hear more about your process. And, a thank you to Sherwin-Williams for introducing your site.

  5. Omigoodness Laura, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the color choice and the yellow coffee table is a perfect choice next to the lavender. Is the Sherwin Paint an exterior floor paint or just an exterior paint like you would use on the siding?

  6. Stunning! The color is lovely with your brick walls.

    Visiting from Wow us Wednesdays. :)

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the color {and I'm coveting those brick walls}.

  8. Just beautiful!!!
    And the color is so pretty. What a wonderful shade.
    Off to pin it ;)

  9. Wow! This is gorgeous! I just love the pattern and the color that you chose. This is fabulous.

  10. This is beautiful, Laura! Seriously beautiful. I'm featuring on my fb page either today or tomorrow.

  11. What an undertaking! It was so worth your effort. This is lovely!

  12. Your floor turned out gorgeous, what a beautiful job you've done!

  13. Lavender? Seriously? I NEVER would have picked that color but WOOOOOOWWWWW! It's absolutely gorgeous and gives off such a soothing atmosphere. The color is perfect, and that stencil really rocks. I am in awe; I just love it!

  14. I would really like to know where you got your original stencil (first picture). I really love the curly scroll look.

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