Weathered tile floors can age an otherwise gorgeous room. Such was the case for Kris, the blogger behind Driven by Decor. Tired of her stained, red tile floors, she covered them in a neutral gray paint that perfectly complements the wallpaper and bath towels above. You can read the full tutorial here.
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The blogger at Plum Pretty Decor & Design Co. was determined to transform her builder grade home into a show-stopping modern farmhouse—but those ugly tile floors would have to go. Resourceful as she was, she managed to do the job for $80, by painting rather than replacing.
All signs of a very '90s tile floor were completely effaced when Jess from Bright Green Door coated it in cement-colored paint and white stenciled details. The swath of tile leads from the entry to the mudroom, making a bold design statement all throughout the house.
Black and White Party
Fate did not give Mysha at Remington Avenue the beautiful tile floor she wanted for her bathroom. On the bright side, their lackluster finish could easily be upgraded with a coat of paint and detailing applied with stencil and brush. Here's how she did it.
Touch of Chevron
Laundry is an inescapable chore but that doesn't mean that the laundry room should feel like an inescapable bore. A fresh coat of white paint, topped with gray chevron lines, makes this room by the blogger at Love Stitched feel both surprising and cheerful—and a delightful place to sort your whites and brights.
How did this master bathroom go from a mismatched vintage mess to a country chic masterpiece? The secret is that the transformation was achieved with little more than paint and new fixtures. The most dramatic change may be the floor, which Kelly at Domestic Blonde stenciled in a lacy design that softens the bold black vanity.
Chalk It Up
A shabby chic door is a design statement, but shabby tile floors are just a downer. When one of the bloggers behind Lolly Jane had had enough of her ugly tile floors, she turned to chalk paint to upgrade her space. See her full DIY project here.
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Now for Something Different...
When it comes to painted tile floors, one of the most commonly asked questions is: Will the paint survive daily wear and tear? Those who have attempted the job agree that painted floors will hold up relatively well over time, as long as you prep the surface properly. It's a concept that holds just as true in the shower, like this one from the blogger at Pink Little Notebook, as it does on the floor.
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