Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Rustic Cabin Home Decor Painted Wood Floors

These Rustic Cabin Wood Floors are the perfect warm and cozy addition to a home office or even a warm family room. You can use this paint technique to update existing wood or laminate floors on a budget.

Creating an antique Rustic Cabin paint finish on Wood Floors on a budget is an easy project that can be accomplished in one weekend. To start this Rustic Cabin Wood Floors project you will need a few different materials from your local home improvement store as well as some time.

Those wood or plain fake Wood Floors are perfect for antiquing in to a Rustic Cabin look no matter where you live. If you have old or outdated Wood Floors and just want to change the color or look this Rustic Cabin paint resurfacing process is also good.

Here is a list of supplies you will need to start resurfacing your old Rustic Cabin Wood Floors:

Primer Paint: Brown and Hunter Green or Brown and Barn RedRoller paint brushes A variety of 2”, 3”, or 4” paint brushes Wood stain Glaze Sandpaper Drop clothes Cheap, outdated, or plain Bookcases

Now, start sanding the surface of your plain Wood Floors. You can rent a sander to save time. You want to remove the shine.

Once you have the surface lightly sanded, you should wipe off the dust with a clean dry clothe. An old white t-shirt will work perfectly here. You can also mop to save time.

Now, you are ready to put a coat of primer. If you are painting laminate Wood Floors this is a very important step. Your resurfacing Rustic Cabin painting technique will not stick to your surface if you don’t sand and then prime your Wood Floors.

If you want a rough more Rustic Cabin look try putting the primer on with one of the 4” brushes. This will give texture and create the look of real wood. If you prefer the smoother look you can roll the paint on with any type of paint roller. A foam roller will create the smoothest surface.

Allow your primer to dry completely.

Put on a coat of your base paint. Now, this paint should be a nice dark chocolate brown. You will be seeing it when the whole rustic cabin paint treatment is finished.

This paint should not be the actual color you want your Wood Floors to end up, but the color you want to show through when you rough up the Rustic Cabin Wood Floors.

Now you are ready to paint your Rustic Cabin Wood Floors with the real color you wish them to be. I always recommend painting a color like hunter green or barn red for a rustic cabin look. A mustard yellow would also work.

Don’t be scared to choose a bright color because the antiquing process will tone down the appearance of the Rustic Cabin D├ęcor Wood Floors considerably.

Once your Wood Floor color has dried you are ready to start roughing it up to be more rustic and match the rest of your Rustic Cabin decor. Start by using the sand paper to rough up edges and other areas that would typically be used over time.

Once you have finished sanding the Rustic Cabin Wood floors wipe the surface down with a clean dry cloth. That old white t-shirt will work well here again. You can stop at this point, but if you want to go the extra mile you can use a mixture of ½ wood stain and ½ glaze to darken your piece.

Start by mixing your wood stain and glaze in a plastic container. Use a white rag or another old t-shirt to rub the stain onto the Rustic Cabin Wood floors.

You can do this process until you achieve the Rustic Cabin decor look you want for your Wood floors.

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