Create a Floor Cloth Using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan & a Scrap of Linoleum

Sometimes when you cannot find the right floor cloth for a space in your home- you just have to take charge and make it yourself using the one and only, original Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan!

Check out this beautiful handmade floor cloth created using a scrap piece of linoleum from a local floor store and Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan by our friend and customer, Stacey Goodspeed and her daughter Áine.  In fact, Stacey is such a fan of Annie Sloan – she helps us out at The Purple Painted Lady festival and other large events sharing her knowledge with customers.

 

Stacey and her daughter do a lot of creative things together.  This is Áine, in the photo – and she helped with this incredible transformation! 

She started out with a scrap piece of linoleum she purchased at a home improvement store…this is what the linoleum looked like before (not very pretty at all, but  Áine sure is!)  —>

 

PAINTING THE FLOOR CLOTH:

Stacey started this project by covering the entire piece of linoleum with 2 coats of Cream Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. 

Cream Chalk Paint® is a soft buttery yellow.  She chose to use a roller to apply the paint to make it a little quicker and easier…AND so that she would have a smooth finish on her mat without any brush strokes! 

   

It is VERY important when rolling Chalk Paint® that you add water to your paint! You can add up to 20% water. This will allow the paint to apply smoothly and not pucker as the roller pulls away from where the paint was applied.  If your paint is too thick when using a roller, the result left behind could look a bit like “hammered copper” or puckered.

To prevent this- you need to use a foam roller – NOT a nappy roller like you would use to paint your walls with latex paint. Annie Sloan makes GREAT foam rollers that are available in a 2 inch size, as well as a 4 inch size!  The 4 inch size would be the recommended size for a floor cloth.

STENCILING:

After rolling 2 coats to completely cover the linoleum, Stacey and Áine started using a stencil that they purchased from Michael s Crafts, to create the pattern. Annie’s Stencil Brush would have been the bomb to use though!

They used small artists’ brushes to paint the design with the Chalk Paint® colors Honfleur (the milk chocolate brown color) and Arles (the sunflower yellow color). It is important to make sure the stencil is lined up and is straight, so the pattern isn’t misaligned!  Measure twice before starting!

Check out the variety pack of detailed brushes made by Annie Sloan HERE!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern they used almost reminds me of a Mediterranean-style tile. 

SEAL YOUR FLOOR CLOTH:

To seal their floor mat, they needed something that would hold up and would protect the beautiful pattern from wearing away…so they chose Annie Sloan’s Lacquer! We ALWAYS recommend lacquer when painting floors with Chalk Paint®. Lacquer can be tricky to use….we have a very detailed post on how to use it HERE! BUT….I will go ahead and give you some of the highlights – 

ALWAYS use lacquer at room temperature – moisture and humidity can cause it to look hazy, rather than clean and crisp. 

NEVER over-brush your lacquer – this will also cause it to look hazy.

The varnish is quick drying, non-toxic, low odor, and non-yellowing. The lacquer will give you a very durable scuff resistant finish. Note though, it is not recommended in areas where there will be a lot of water. So, if using in a bathroom, plan on toweling up wet floors so there is no standing water for long lengths of time. After it has dried, it is VERY protective and will hold up extremely well even on floor that are constantly being walked across.

Stacey’s floor mat should hold up for a very long time, which is good because it is so beautiful!   

Stacey shared with us, “This was so easy and fun to do!!!! It’s been 4 months since it’s completion and I am still in love with it. So easy to clean and it handles my 13-year-old and 10-year-old boys plus a party!

If you do NOT have a local stockist- know that we are here for you!

If you place an order- be confident in knowing that The Purple Painted Lady has everything in stock! What does this mean in the end? With the team we have in place- your order ships the same day you placed it – Monday through Friday. (note however, this is as long as your order came in before 3pm EASTERN TIME, because UPS picks up our packages around 3:30pm)

XO~ Trish

Florence Chalk Paint® Dining Room Table by Indigo Tones

Florence Chalk Paint®

Florence Sample Board

 

The Purple Painted Lady loves what Indigo Tones did with their Chalk Paint®!<p>

Kerry owns a business called Indigo Tones in Pittsford, NY.  Kerry is a personal color analyst and color is her life! <p>The Purple Painted South Main St Indigo Tones Pittsford

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry decided to repaint her dining room table to freshen it up.   Below is her table BEFORE she started her project.<p>

BEFORE The Purple Painted Lady Indigo Tones dining table Florence

Kerry’s favorite color is Florence.  In fact ~ on a side note, she said if you are shopping for an outfit- Florence is the one color that will universally look good on anyone, no matter their skin tone. <p>

Back to the table though – after  Florence was painted, Kerry added some dimension by color washing and hard brushing on some Arles and Provence…….finishing off with dark wax.<p>

 

Arles is a beautiful sunflower – golden yellow.<p>

Arles Sample BoardProvence and Florence are similar colors.  But Provence reminds me of the color of a Tiffany jewelry box and Florence is more of the patina color you get from copper.<p>

Florence Provence Chalk Paint The purple Painted Lady Samle Boards

Kerry’s goal was to create the same rich tones from the tole trays in the background and I think she got it.……. She also loves the way the wax softens everything.<p>

Florence Provence Chalk Paint The purple Painted Lady Indigo Tones Dining table Kerry

 

 

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First- if you have a local stockist- go visit them and build a relationship with them.  Go to them with your questions and project issues.  BUT- if you do not have a local stockist- we invite you to try our customer service!

As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady™ to be your one stop resource!  We have four locations in western NY.  Check out our Information tab and come and meet us!  Otherwise- if you are not located near me- the following information may apply to you.  This information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  Because if you do – go and meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them.  The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  But, if you are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you.
We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  And, just so you know, when you place an order with The Purple Painted Lady:
SOME OF THE REASONS WE THINK OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST:
*  We sell Chalk Paint® for $34.95
*  If you order before 3 pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that SAME day.
*  We ship orders out every since week day all over the US.
*  We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same.
*  We have awesome follow up customer service, too!
And- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you.  (my shameless but honest plug)    Here is a link to our on-line shop=>   http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/
: )  And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project!  And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=>  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
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Trish

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Dining Room Transformation

Do you have an old dining room suite that you don’t like? Check out below what our customer Julee Sarno did with her Pure White Chalk Paint​® by Annie Sloan and a set she inherited from the previous home owners!

The Purple Painted Lady really LOVES this dining room transformation that took Julee’s space from a little dated – to totally fresh and current! Julee is a one of our wonderful customer’s who wrote us to share the details of her project.
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Julee wrote:

I couldn’t have done it without your tutorials and the the info pages you sent with the product.

My husband kept making fun of me for watching the videos on YouTube but I liked to see the process and research before attempting it myself.

The whole cabinet was painted with one coat of pure white, with the exception of the top doors of the cabinet which had two coats and the inside of the cabinet.

Then I distressed the edges of each panel randomly with a soft sanding block. Finally I used clear wax (after at least 15 Pinterest tutorial videos of how to wax) all over, giving each flat surface two coats.

I used the fabric that I had covered my chairs in as the middle panel for a pop of color and to tie my dining room together.

I also soaked the hardware in salt and white vinegar to bring out some shine (this set was left to us by the previous homeowners who couldn’t take it with them) and it actually brightened up quite a bit.

My only words of wisdom are – that less is more!

When I went too heavy with the wax I could immediately tell. You want a nice, even coverage that doesn’t feel sticky and, once you wipe the excess, reminds you of smooth wood or glass. It’s exactly the feeling of waxing a car..keep rubbing until it doesn’t have any resistance.

And don’t be intimidated! I was nervous setting out with my first piece being a huge cabinet, but it was totally worth the effort. Thank you so much for all your guidance and help! I couldn’t have done it without finding the Purple Painted Lady and now I want to paint everything 🙂

Amee Sarno The purple Painted Lady Close up doorsFinished Dining Room Julee Sarno The Purple Painted Lady

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