White Washing & Distressing Porch Floor!

I'm doing a makeover on my screen porch and I'm doing it on a shoestring budget! The screen porch was built last year over a part of our existing deck and the floors were less than pretty. When pricing everything I wanted to do on the porch with almost no money, I decided to stain the floors in a semi-transparent white. When I got the stain on, I wasn't thrilled so I experimented with wiping a little of the stain off to give them a distressed look. Here's what I came up with! This isn't for everybody, some of you guys might not like it-I understand, but I'm happy and I spent only $33.00 at Home Depot for the stain!
My budget solution to my screen porch floors ...white washed & distressed.
Here are the floors before. When I started my low budget porch makeover I had to have a super cheap way to brighten up the existing floors...
First I sanded and cleaned the floors. Then using semi-transparent wood stain from The Home Depot, I sprayed on the stain...but I wasn't thrilled. So I took a rag and wiped some of the stain back off...
Kinda looked like driftwood!I know some of you won't like this, I understand it's a bit different. :)
But I'm happy with the way it turned out and I'm almost finished with the porch makeover!
A quick look at the table! My friends at Behr Paint suggested I use a soft turquoise called Opal Silk...turned out to be my new favorite color!Have a great day my friends xo
All Things Heart and Home
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
  3 questions
  • Lorna Shafer Lopez Lorna Shafer Lopez on Sep 04, 2016
    We need to seal our deck but absolutely love this look! Any thoughts on sealers that won't be slippery in rainy or snowy weather?

  • Frances J Frances J on Jul 23, 2018

    Hi, can you tell me the brand and which color white you used. There are many at home depot to choose from. Thank you!

  • Lisa Lisa on Jul 29, 2018

    How do I whitewash a deck that’s already stained

Join the conversation
2 of 35 comments
  • Tamara McMillan Tamara McMillan on Mar 02, 2016
    Very nice!

  • Sophie Gross Sophie Gross on Mar 21, 2016
    i love it and is exactly what I was planning for my porch this summer. Good thing I saw your post because I was going to white wash with paint. I never thought about using stain, I think it may be more durable than paint. Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing