Style Watch:: Painted and Stenciled Floors

5 Jul

The thing I love most about DIY projects are that most of the time, things can be done very cheap.  That is a good considering my decor tastes are always changing.

Case in point: our hardwood floors.  Recently I have been aching to paint my floors white.  Something like these floors shown on Bradford Ave:

However, I can’t justify painting them white since we just paid gobs of money to contractors (when we bought our house a year and a half ago) to have the carpet removed and the wood floors underneath refinished and stained a dark espresso color.

Here are they are now, which is quite pretty.

I do still love the dark floors in our house (and it is so much better than the carpet that was there before) but I really wish I could play around and paint at least one room white.  BUT, there is no way that I am going to paint the floor after we paid contractors so much money to make them brown.  Oh how I wish I had gone the DIY route the first time around and refinished the floors myself so that I wouldn’t feel so guilty about changing them!

Have you ever done something like that?  Bought something and then never changed it or got rid of it because you felt guilty about what you spent?

I do like our dark floors but sometimes I just want to have some fun with change.  And the urge hit me again when I saw these stenciled and painted floors today on pinterest!


Ashley floor stencil picture curtesy of  Design Sponge


Cheery yellow stenciled floor by Paisley Wallpaper


Green stencil by Sunny’s Paint


Blue stencil by Sunny’s Paint

Blue and white chevron floors by Mary McDonald

Green square stencil by Sunny’s Paint

Striped rainbow floors at Kate Spade.  This is actually vinyl tape, not paint which is a good temporary fix!  Maybe I’ll do something like this in the future and not permanently change the wood.

What do you think of these painted floors?  Would you ever paint your floors white or any of these bold colors?

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6 Responses to “Style Watch:: Painted and Stenciled Floors”

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    Love love love these floors!!

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