Staining My Wood Floors! – Project Plan

I’m finally doing it!! This has been a dream of mine for years….staining my wood floors! In my 10+ years of DIYing, this is a first for me and lets just say….

I’m a little nervous. But it’s going to be great, right?!

You can watch all of the behind the scenes of this project on my Instagram stories! To get caught up, check out the highlight here.

My Inspiration

I saw this photo on Instagram and I knew I had to make this happen in my school room! What do you think?!

I’ll be doing this in the school room, which was previously the office. You can find out all about this room here!

The School Room Reveal!

CCHQ Reveal!

Here is the REAL before photo of these spaces….

The Products

Here are the stains I’m testing:

Varathane Water Based Stains:


  • Enchanted Forest
  • Fawn
  • American Walnut
  • Java Bean
  • Midnight
  • Overcast

The Process

Thee first thing I’m going to be doing is sanding the entire floor. We rented a sander from The Home Depot and spent last weekend making sure they were prepped for the stain!

Next Steps

With my pattern and stain colors chosen, I’m ready to start taping and applying the stain!

Which color did I choose? You’ll have to head to my stories to find out!

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