Thursday, 17 May 2018

Floor Painting 101 !!!

Yes !, I painted my floors ! 
18 years ago, we put in the most beautiful Indian Slate floors. I loved them for years, but I got tired of all the colour and wanted to change them. The cost to rip out a tile floor and replace it is HUGE. Not an option I wanted to look at. 
So I decided to paint them with my most fabulous 
Chalky Patina Paint.

It started when I found this delicious fabric ! 


I made new curtains for the breakfast nook. 
Well that lead to the floor, and so it began...

#1  strip the tile-floor sealer, usually just scrubbing them with a strong cleaner will work. Rinse well.

#2 paint the grout 
Yes, I painted all the grout lines with a small artist brush - Ugh !

 #3 Paint the floor (once the grout is dry)

I painted the floor in sections to maintain use of the kitchen. 
As you can see in the pic above, the area around the fridge is complete.
 I pulled the fridge & stove out and did that area alone so I could put them back and carry on.
#4 Sand it smooth and reveal some of the natural tile below
I always start with a fine sanding block and increase to medium or coarse, 
if required, to get the look I want.
Once I began to sand the Chalky Patina Paint smooth, I began to see the 
incredible details of the stone tile below. Luv !!!
Sometimes I use my palm sander, especially on larger jobs like this one. 
Left side is painted & dry. Right side has been sanded, hence the gray dust on top.
Left side is sanded smooth and distressed back to the tile below.
#5 wipe up all the dust
I wipe up all the dust as I go, for minimal mess, using a damp cloth & fresh clean water.
#6 Seal with tile-floor sealer

After all the dust was removed, I poured a little sealer on the finished floor. 
Working a section at a time.  
I used a natural stone floor tile sealer found at Home Harware !
I spread the sealer into the grout lines, nooks and crannies with a brush first.
Then with a high density foam roller to spread it even and quicker.
I did 2 coats 1 day apart.
Before and After
Before above & after is below

Now I need to change the cabinets - stay tuned - happening this summer !

Before & after

The floor colour is Vintage Velvet 
I have 350 square feet of tile and used only 2 of my 946ml jars !
I did 1 coat of  Vintage Velvet & 1 coat on the grout lines as well.

Grout is Antique Slate
I used only 1 of my 120ml jars !

This is my breakfast nook before.  I always forget to take the before pic. 
Just way to excited to begin painting I guess !

I just LOVE my After !!! So happy with the results.

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Collingwood Home Hardware & Bluestone House™

Sign Painting / Making Workshop

A great time was had by all ! I believe the pictures say it all !
This is Tracey ! Your Collingwood Home Hardware owner !
Yes, that's right, I said owner !
That's one of the most wonderful things about this fabulous Canadian chain, 
you can ask for & meet the owner. We had such a great day !

 All the supplies - ready for set-up !
This is Judy ! She had these wonderful work tables set-up when we got there ! 
Great Idea !!!
4' x 8' piece of plywood over horses ! Luv it !!!
You'll find this creative gal in the paint department !

 This is Sherri ! Who helped arrange this fabulous day !
Another Creative & knowledgeable lady from the paint department.
That's me below - all set for our workshop.
 Over 23 Fabulous women showed up for this workshop, 
and did I mention, 
 We began our workshop with a hands-on tutorial, including...
  • Chalk Painting
  • Milk Painting
  • Waxing
  • Brushes
  • Antique Waxing
  • Glazing
  • Crackle
  • We even did a demo on how to paint kitchen cabinets !

Our wood cut-outs are from a friend of mine ! 
Another Fabulous Canadian Company !
Magopage Creative !

 Beautiful beachy look using Bluestone colours, Boathouse, 
Crushed sage & French Country.

 Out of all these projects - no two were alike. 
All were uniquely beautiful !!!
Some had a beachy look while others a rustic and some modern too!

 Judy is supervising ! lol !

 Sherri got in on the action !

 Our beautiful display at the Collingwood Home Hardware !
What you see hanging in the lovely burlap bags is our line of
Bluestone House™ Milk Paint ,
that comes in 20 delightful colours !

Once everyone was happy with their project, the pieces were nailed together.

 Amazing Results !!!
 Here is our first "Bluestone House Truck Spotting" 
winner of the day !
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 Here is our second "Bluestone House Truck Spotting" 
winner of the day !
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Appleby Home Hardware
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Milton Home Hardware
Orillia Home Hardware
Westcliffe Home Hardware - Hamilton

Baich & Sons Home Hardware - Rocky Mountain House

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Happy Painting !!!