Back to our closet redo.
No one but Les and I go in our closet, but I wanted to wallpaper one wall in the closet.
Well if you have ever priced wall paper and you know how I roll,
you would know that wall paper will not happen.
(I only do things on the cheap. Wallpaper would cost $120 or more to do my one small wall in damask.)
My first idea was to starch material on the wall.
But then I would need to spend around $50 on material.
It would cost NOTHING but time!
First I found a motif I liked.
Mine came from a scrap of scrap booking paper my neighbor gave me.
(It's the pink paper in the photo above.)
Then I enlarged it on my printer/copier.
(Black and white paper above.)
Then I traced the part of the motif I wanted and enlarged it again.
Then I traced the image onto my stencil plastic.
(This was free as it is actually the plastic that comes in a bacon package.)
(Just wash it in hot soapy water and your ready to cut a stencil.)
I used an exacto knife to cut out the design.
I used paint I had already bought for the bathroom.
You need very little paint to stencil.
Make sure you use a dabbing motion.
If you get to much paint it leaks under the stencil and is yucky.
I just used a paint stick to spread the paint on the back of the lid and dabbed the brush in it.
For my first row I measured 2 inches in between each motif.
The second row I used a marker and traced the motif in the corners.
From then on I just lined up those marks.
I love how it turned out!
Especially for free!!!!
My sister thinks it's to much work for a closet,
but it just makes me smile every time I go in there.
What do you think?
Soon I will post the whole closet redo,
we have just a few more things to complete.
Thanks for leaving comments I really like them!