DIY Stenciled Floor

Give your floors a new look with a pretty pattern using our free stencil. Or use the stencil to dress up other surfaces in your home.

Add a little pattern to your home with this stencil from Tracy Abanin of fleamarkettrixie.com. She stenciled the pattern on the whitewashed floors of her kitchen, but you can use the stencil for walls, accessories, and more. Follow our steps below to see how she did it, and be sure to download the free stencil while you're planning your next project.

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  • Working Time 2 Hours
  • Start to Finish 12 Hours
  • Difficulty         Projects Kind of Easy
  • Involves Painting

What you need

Tools

  • Stencil template
  • Acetate for stencil
  • Pencil
  • Crafts knife
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Foam dauber or brush

Materials

  • Painter's tape
  • Paint

How to do it

Step 1 Download Stencil

Download and print the free template. Enlarge to desired size. (The pattern painted on the floor here is a 200% enlargement of the dimension of the template.)

Step 2 Trace and Cut Pattern

Trace the pattern onto stencil acetate, including the dotted lines. Carefully cut out the pattern on the solid lines only with a crafts knife on a self-healing mat.

Step 3 Place Stencil

Decide where on your surface you want to start the pattern and tape the stencil into place with painter's tape. (Or use stencil adhesive, depending on the type of surface you are painting on.) You may wish to plan out your pattern before you start stenciling.

Step 4 Paint and Repeat

Using the foam dauber, fill in the diamond shapes and circles with paint in desired colors. (You can also paint all of the diamonds first and then go back and add the circles.) Align the traced guidelines on your stencil over the diamonds you painted to help determine where to paint the next set of diamonds.  Repeat the process until your surface is covered.

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