Looking better already with Primer and Paint!
These are the supplies that I used.
I used the Oil Based Kilz for this project. Prime the floor first, followed with the Behr Concrete and Garage Floor paint.
Leave the floor dry over night. I don’t care if it is dry to the touch, I think you need to leave it sit and cure for the night.
This is the chalk paint that I used. DecoArt from Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon.
The Stencil that I bought was from, “Cutting Edge Stencils”: http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/jewel-tile-stencil-cement-tiles-stencils.html
I paid $12.95 plus tax and shipping for this stencil and it was worth every penny. They sent it super quick, it was in a box and protected really well. I was so impressed with this company, I would definitely order from them again.
I moved the stencil around so that I would not smudge the paint and in between I would wipe the stencil off with paper towels.
You can see where the stencil bled through a little bit on some of the stars…be sure to dab your brush off on paper toweling to the point of not having as much paint on it and you will get cleaner, sharper lines.
I spent quite some time on this stenciling project and I will add, my hips were killing me by the time I got to this point. I had to touch up a lot of my stars because of bleeding and the stencil not matching up.
It was around 5:00 p.m. and I am sitting back in the door way and I was thinking about how I am going to do the outer edge and the idea came to me, “Why Don’t I paint it black?”
I am so happy that I went with the outer edge being black (used the same chalk paint), I felt added a little more character and depth to the floor.
After I was done with the edge and touching up, I applied 3 coats of Polycrylic from Menards:
Again, this is a super easy project and I would do it again in a heartbeat! The stencil from Cutting Edge was an awesome stencil to work with and truly, the floor looks fabulous in person.
I hope this post gave you an idea of something different to do for your home. It adds so much of an impact to this bathroom.
Thanks for reading!