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The Otomi Reveal

June 25, 2014
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Paint your concrete floors with chalk paint! It's an affordable alternative flooring option that has a huge impact! Using chalk paint on the floor is easy!It’s done baby, it’s done! Mr. O’Tomi is ready to make his appearance, but first can I tell you how completely ecstaticI am that the project is done? I don’t even care that I love what I did to the room, it’s that we have our room back; we can move around freely, the bed isn’t in front of the bathroom door, we don’t have to walk sideways to get around furniture or that night that me and Hubs tried to sleep on the couch his head at one end and mine at the other…that was awful. I think you get the picture…for the past three weeks it’s been rough.

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This is a project that started 7 months ago, one month after we adopted our sweet little pup when we realized she loved nothing more than to lounge on soft fluffy surfaces, so we ripped out the carpet in our bedroom right before Christmas. I waited around until I knew what to do. It was love at first sight when I saw this picture at Lovely Indeed except I chose an Otomi pattern. But, I’m done, I’ll be quiet…let’s do this…the Otomi reveal:

Paint your concrete floors with chalk paint! It's an affordable alternative flooring option that has a huge impact! Using chalk paint on the floor is easy!
Paint your concrete floors with chalk paint! It's an affordable alternative flooring option that has a huge impact! Using chalk paint on the floor is easy!
Paint your concrete floors with chalk paint! It's an affordable alternative flooring option that has a huge impact! Using chalk paint on the floor is easy!

Two and half cans of Annie Sloan’s Old White, two cans of French Linen, this stencil and almost two jugs of lacquer later it’s done. But, you know it wasn’t that simple. I started by hand stippling each panel which took half an hour each…12 panels later I decided to try rolling the paint. The brush was overkill. I finished the rest of the panels in a few hours as opposed to of a couple of weeks worth of hours.

The “flooring” makes the room appear larger and must I say it’s very Anthro.

And here’s a sneak peek of the new vanity that finally made it’s appearance.
Paint your concrete floors with chalk paint! It's an affordable alternative flooring option that has a huge impact! Using chalk paint on the floor is easy!

 

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  • Erlene June 25, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Wow that took a lot of work and I really like the look. Great job!

    • Heather June 25, 2014 at 1:28 am

      Awww thanks Erlene…it about knocked me out! LOL :D

  • Dona June 25, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Worth every minute, I’d say!!!

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:18 am

      Oh thank you Dona! :D I am so glad you like it!

  • Simple Nature Decors June 25, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Wow Thats all i can say! It was worth the wait..
    Its amazing how interesting something is that you can’t wait to read it! You definelty achieved that.. beautiful

    Maria

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:18 am

      Awwww thank you Maria! You’re such a sweetheart! :D

  • Echo June 25, 2014 at 9:25 am

    It looks absolutely fantastic! I love it!

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:18 am

      Thank you Echo!

  • Jenna @ A Savory Feast June 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    That looks awesome! Like you said, it’ very anthro. Such a smart idea to use a stencil.

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:16 am

      Aww thank you Jenna!

  • Dorothy June 25, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I love your floor; but more important, how does the doglike it?

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:18 am

      Thank you Dorothy! Well she is disappointed that it’s not fluffy, but it doesn’t bother her either…you know how pups can be about new flooring? Hehe She is glad that I am ok about bringing her little bed in though now that I can clean the floor. :D

  • Ashey @ 3 Little Greenwoods June 25, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Heather! That is an awesomely fabulous floor! I bet your eyes are crossed from all that painting but the results are so worth it!

    Well done, Sweet Friend!
    ~ Ashley

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:07 am

      Awww thank you! Yes they are indeed! :D

  • Beth June 26, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Heather, I just love this! Breathtaking! I love the grey – very Anthro indeed!

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:08 am

      Oh thank you Beth!

  • Pam@over50feeling40 June 26, 2014 at 7:55 am

    You hard work paid off…it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:08 am

      Thank you Pam!

  • Jen@JENerallyInformed June 26, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Love, love the pattern and color scheme!

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:09 am

      Thank you dear! :D

  • Sissi June 26, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Oh wow! Heather you are so creative!!! What a fantastic pattern! Love it and beautiful photos!

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:10 am

      Thank you Sissi!

  • Heather June 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I second what Erlene said. It’s just so striking. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Awesome!

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:11 am

      Awww thank you Heather!

  • Jennifer @ Brave New Home June 26, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    It turned out beautifully! Yes, very Anthro indeed : ]

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:11 am

      Awww thank you Jennifer!

  • Melinda @Home.Made.Interest June 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Stopping by from The Handmade Hangout link party. It’s looks great! I’m in love with the pattern too, great choice. Thanks for sharing.

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:12 am

      Thank you Melinda! :D

  • Anne June 26, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    The floors are beautiful! Would this work outside like on a patio?

    • Heather June 27, 2014 at 4:14 am

      Yeah I think it would, I would use outdoor paint and some sort of outdoor sealer too. But, it should definitely work. Thank you Anne!

  • Kellie The Shoe Diva June 27, 2014 at 7:27 am

    This looks amazing Heather, you must have the patience of a saint lol Love your new floor & I’m sure you do too and welcome back to being able to move about freely :-)

    • Heather June 30, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      Haha! Yes it is so nice to be able to move around once more! Thank you Kellie!

  • Carmody June 27, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Heather this is completely amazing!!!! I love it!

    • Heather June 30, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Thank you Carmody!

  • Terry June 28, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Your floor is so lovely and I can see how it would make your room look larger. There is another floor on a nameless blog that took my heart. Someday I would like to try this…but not at my home…maybe in the rental house we own.

    • Heather June 30, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      Oh thank you Terry! Is a definite must!

  • Ginnie June 28, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    This is so stunning!! I love otomi prints, and this turned out so well. I can’t wait to see more of the room!

    • Heather June 30, 2014 at 11:33 pm

      Thank you Ginnie!

  • Nancherrow June 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I LOVE it! The colors and pattern are so pretty and perfect for the room. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

    • Heather June 30, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Thank you Alison and thank you for the lovely party!

  • laura June 30, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Heather- this is amazing! Amazing!!!!!
    xo my friend, laura

    • Heather June 30, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      Thank you Laura!

  • Allie July 1, 2014 at 3:28 am

    So Cool, I’m doing something similar soon, and I’ll post about it :)
    Oh and btw I’m featuring it on Wednesday.
    ~Allie

    • Heather July 3, 2014 at 12:33 am

      Thank you Allie, you have no idea how much that means to me! :D I can’t wait to see what you do! :D

  • May July 1, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Amazing! Bravo!
    I’m stunned by the impact the floor has on the room. It is beautiful.

    • Heather July 3, 2014 at 12:33 am

      Thank you May! :D You made my day!

  • Whitney July 1, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Hey! I was just out browsing some new blogs and came across yours from the Wake up Wednesday hop! So glad I found your blog :) I’m excited to be following along via Bloglovin

    • Heather July 3, 2014 at 12:32 am

      Thank you Whitney! I am so happy to have you!

  • Charlie July 3, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I love it! I just recently saw this stencil and wondered about the perfect use of it and you have found it! Just beautiful!

    • Heather July 6, 2014 at 2:40 am

      They have the most awesome stencils! Thank you Charlie!

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      Oof yes! Very time consuming! Thank you!

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    Holy wow!!! I am totally otomi obsessed…and you’ve taken it to a whole new level! Looks amazing!

    • Heather July 8, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Aww thank you Cassie!

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      Oh how exciting! Thank you Laura!

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    I’m stunned. That floor is a work of art. Please come live near me and make my world beautiful!

    • Heather July 13, 2014 at 6:27 pm

      Awww Patti! Thank you! OMG that would be a blast! :D

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    Love, love, love it! Makes me want to yank all the nasty carpet out of my house and buy a bucket of paint lol.

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    I still love this so much Heather!

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