If you think everything in blog world always goes as planned you are soooo wrong!!
At least in my world the plan changes all the time.
Case in point: You may have noticed in my beautiful bathroom plan the walls were stenciled, but there's not a stenciled wall in the finished photo's.
So you might have guessed I got lazy, but oh how wrong you would be
Let me explain.
I love it.
I painted the walls a lovely gray and then taped off the first section I wanted to stencil.
Cutting Edge offers the most amazing gadget, a Clip-on Stencil Level. Who ever thought of this is genius. You just slide the level onto the bottom of your stencil and then use it to level your stencil. I just held the stencil in place until the bubble showed level and then pressed down on the tape to secure my stencil. Perfect level stencil every time.
Cutting Edge has lots of great stencil video tutorials you should check out before stenciling.
Here is a brief over view of what I did. I gathered up my supplies first.
Small stencil brush for the edges
You can use any acrylic or latex paint. I used craft paint, Metallic Pure Gold by Folk Art.
Start by pouring a little paint on your paper plate.
Lightly roll your roller in the paint, then blot it on the paper towel. Then roll the paint filled roller over the stencil. Just continue repeating these steps until you have covered the entire stencil.
Then you remove the stencil to the next section, line it up, level it and roll.
It turned out beautiful!!
I love the gold on the grey!!
Sound of a record scratching!!
Here is where my plan was not working!!
As beautiful as this wall turned out, I knew it was too much with the shelves and every thing else going on in this space.
"BIG SAD FACE"
So I came up with Plan B.
I painted over my beautiful gold stencil.
(Yes, that was hard!!)
I then went to the hall leading to this bathroom and proceeded to stencil that whole wall!!
I used the same technique and let me tell you, the provided level was wonderful with that large wall!
I changed colors this time; the wall started out white and I painted the stencil with left over paint from Ashlee's room. It's Autumn Haze by Gliden.
A large wall takes a little patience and time: level, place stencil, roll, move, level, place stencil, roll, move,... You get the idea.
But check out this hall wall before and after!!
I love what the hall wall adds to the view from the bathroom. It really compliments the bathroom, giving it depth and character.
What do you think?
This whole wall took less than a day to stencil.
I love it so much I'm planing on repeating this stencil in the mud room!!
Stay tune for that!
Stencils are an easy way to update and refresh a space, and for much less than wallpaper!
I wanted to share my excitement, so one of you gets a free stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.
Cutting Edge Stencils is giving one of my readers one stencil of any value up to $50 for US residents only. The winner can choose the stencil of their choice from their website with not shipping charges.