Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® adds a touch of magic to a home office floor redo

A classic diamond pattern

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in French linen sparks a flash of genius

The concrete floors were in rough shape and originally, I was going to paint them solid in Annie Sloan French Linen.  However, I discovered that straight-up French Linen was going to be a bit dark for the room. The floors called for being lighten up. Instead of trying to mask the floors condition I decided to enhance their rough nature with a classic diamond pattern. The idea to add the harlequin design entered my head and I ran with it. Because, I knew that it would add personality to the floors.

Carpet was removed revealing a rough concrete floor.

The concrete floors were in rough shape and in need of some attention.

The first coat of paint is applied.

There is no turning back at this point.

Make magic with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I turned the stencil punch out from a bathroom stencil project into a diamond floor template for the home office floor.  And just like that, I put my plan into action.

The diamond pattern begins.

I added water to Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint to thin it, creating a wash. This technique provided the light, depth and contrast to the floor to the diamond floor that I was needing.  

Diamond floors add character.

The floors come alive with a chalk paint refresh.

I must share that I am a huge fan of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint  and my friends at Wood Creations Furniture have great advice and tips to make my painting projects a breeze. There is no need for primer or sanding. I prepped the floor by washing it with Dawn dish detergent. Once the floor dried, I painted two coats of French Linen. After the floors dried, I applied the Old White wash to the diamond pattern. I let the floors dry overnight and then the next day applied Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Lacquer, and VOILA! It’s magic in a can.