Wednesday, January 2, 2019

DIY Faux Cement Tiles For Decor


I was provided product by DecoArt and compensated to write about this project, but all thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own :)

Happy New Year! This past year has come and gone all to quickly. Do you remember when the days seemed to take forever to go by when you were younger? And, well, now, I feel like summer was just two weeks ago. Obviously, telling by the -5 degree temps we are currently experiencing that's not the case :) I decided to live this year by being more in the moment. I love looking forward to things, but I feel like that makes you wish the current moment away or not enjoy it in it's entirety. When you have little ones in the house, you want to live as much in the moment as possible and soak in every little bit. 

That being said....on to today's project! Have you seen the beautiful cement tiles recently that are all the rage? Whenever I get a chance to rip up my tile in my bathrooms, that tile is for sure going on. But, until then, I decided to get the look going in my new hutch with these beautiful stencils and paint from DecoArt.
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Supplies I used for this project:
3 Canvases (two 8x8, one 6x6)
DecoArt Americana Decor Stencils in Mediterranean Tile and Scandinavian Stitch

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 DecoArt Americana Decor Acrylic Paint in Thicket, Light Sage, Sand Grey, and Morning Mist.

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Spray Adhesive
Stenciling brush(es)
1/2x2" molding pieces (for 8x8 canvas -2 @ 8" and 2 @9". For 6x6 canvas -2 @6" and 2 @7")
Hot Glue

My first step was to get all my paints and decide what colors I wanted to use. I knew I wanted 3 for the 8x8 canvases and the Mediterranean Tile stencil. Next was deciding on a coordinating color for the smaller canvas and Scandinavian Stitch stencil. I found a good way to do this was getting all the colors I had in mind out on a single piece of paper. 

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 Step 1: Lightly spray the adhesive onto the back of the stencil and then place it onto the canvas as evenly as possible. Press down on the stencil so it adheres to the canvas. Some areas may not adhere as well, so you'll just have to hold those areas down while stenciling.
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 Step 2: On the first tile, I started with Sand Grey in the middle design. That design also carries through onto the corners. I used a stippling brush and the dry brush technique to achieve this look. That means, just dip your brush into the paint, then tap it a few times on a scrap piece of paper to get excess paint off of it. Then you are good to go. 
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 Step 3: I then used the Light Sage on the more floral sections of the stencil using the same dry brush technique. 
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 Step 4: The last color was Thicket along the remaining pieces. 
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 Here's the finished look using this color combination.
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 I wanted to use the same stencil and same colors, but didn't want them to match. So, I switched up the color placements. You can see that the stronger color takes the focus and creates a totally different look and feel even though the colors and stencil are the same.
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 On the Scandinavian Stitch stencil and 6x6 canvas, I used Morning Mist as the main color and then tied in the Sand Grey on the squares.
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 Step 5: To finish this off, I cut the 2" molding pieces to spec (as mentioned in the supplies above).
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 Step 6: I painted the molding that was going onto the 8x8 canvases with Thicket. I made sure to paint all sides. I painted the 6x6 molding with Sand Grey.
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 Step 7: I then used my hot glue gun to adhere the molding. I placed the smaller pieces onto the canvas first leaving about a 1/2" space on the inside. I then secured the longer pieces making sure they overlapped the shorter molding equally. 
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 And done! I don't add color into my house often, but when I do, it's usually in this corner of my kitchen and for some reason, in this color :) I just love how it pops against neutrals and browns. 
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 You can see from this angle the difference in the 8x8 canvases. They look like completely different stencils. It's just all about where you place the dominant color :)
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I actually love this Mediterranean Tile stencil so much, I used it on the playhouse floor. You can see more about this space here:
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And I'll probably be using it lots of other places too :) 

Be sure to check out DecoArt and their social media for more inspiration!
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