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!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!

 

68 comments

    • Heather says:

      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

    • Heather says:

      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!

  1. Terry says:

    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.

  2. Allie says:

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

  3. Whitney says:

    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

  4. Charlie says:

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

  5. abedabun dawn says:

    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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