Friday, September 2, 2011

Stencil, Stencil on the wall...

When we moved into our rental home, the 1/2 bathroom downstairs was lime green. Thankfully, I found leftovers of the hall paint color in the garage. The color wasn't my favorite, but it was neutral and an easy-on-the-eye transition from room to room. I could work with it. The downside to this paint selection was that it was in a flat finish. Flat paint should really only be used in dining rooms, and it was on every wall downstairs! Over time, the walls began streaking and discoloring due to the moisture from when people would wash their hands and dry them on the hanging towel in the bathroom. I knew something had to be done. 

A couple of weeks ago, I got busy on this little room's mini makeover. I gave the walls a fresh coat of that same paint and went to town stenciling. It took hours and hours but after all of the walls were penciled with my homemade stencil, I got the white paint out. It took a steady hand and a lot of patience/time, but the final results are well worth it. And it definitely looks hand done, which I think looks pretty neat. Finally, I coated every wall with a clear semi-gloss finish to seal it up and to eliminate the streaking problem that we encountered before. Hope you think it turned out as fabulous as I do!

If you aren't keen on the hand painted look, then this stencil would be a great alternative for a similar geometric print.

Stencil found here!


i hope you all have a creative day said... [REPLY]


About Me said... [REPLY]

OMG YOU DID THAT! WOW GIRL!!!! I love it!!

cindy cope said... [REPLY]

you've been working hard!!! it looks so good

ihawsm said... [REPLY]

I've never seen this before

Anna Weaver said... [REPLY]

Thanks! Stenciled walls are all over the internet. If you just look, you'll find some great ideas!! Go grab a brush and get those creative juices flowing :)

Victoria said... [REPLY]

Gorgeous!! I'm catching up on posts :)

Amy Barry said... [REPLY]

I love it! I am going to try it.