Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wall Stenciling


Paint is always a fantastic and relatively inexpensive way to transform any space. But, even your paint can get a luxurious upgrade. Your space should look collected and layered over time. A stenciled wall allows you to add a layered look with zero bulk. The best part is the grandness that a floor to ceiling pattern will add to your room.


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Stencil a complete wall/room or just a portion of it.


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When it came to our dining room, I wanted to create an accent wall without necessarily having a solid pop of color. I decided to stencil the wall in order to create a statement while keeping the fluidity of our existing color pallet.





Stencil:
I used the Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil from The Cutting Edge Stencils.  It came with one 24"x40" sheet (Design: 21"x36") and two smaller stencils for the top of the wall and corners. 

Paint:
The silver paint for the pattern is by Martha Stewart Living Metallic in Thundercloud. The wall color is Behr Premium Plus Ultra Paint in Fashion Gray (LOVE IT!).




Materials:
Stencil, paint, level, painters tape, paint brushes, and paint tray.




Results...

I'm still working on styling the wall, but I'm so excited!

Because it's metallic paint, the light reflects differently with your angle (it's a great effect in person)




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I thought this project would be much more complicated then it actually was. It was very empowering to be able to finish this. If you're considering this in your home, definitely go for it!

Live Beautifully,





16 comments:

  1. Wow! That is gorgeous. Looks time consuming! :)

    Stopping by from SITS

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  2. Hi, Miz! It didn't take as long as I thought it would. I took a lot of breaks in-between because I was feeling lazy : )

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  3. It really is fabulous! It looks simpler that using wall paper. Thanks for sharing. Also stopping by froms SITS

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is GORGEOUS! I could totally never do it. I make my husband finish all my painting projects because I haaaaaate painting.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Sunday Social post. :)
    xoxo
    Megan @ thememoirsofmegan.com

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    1. Megan, I hate painting too! I felt like I had something to prove with this project lol. It was so much easier than I thought it would be. :)

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  5. Sis I love it...gonna have to hire you for my house. :). HGTV here she comes...lol

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    1. I would love to help, Sis! Thanks for the support.

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  6. Does each section need to dry completely before moving the stencil?

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    1. Hi Laura,

      Thank you for commenting! You actually don't have to wait for each section to dry, which definitely helps things go by much faster.

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  7. Hi. I love this look and so want it. My only concern is my current sofa is gray (granite) what colors would you recommend that I use? Do you think the colors you used would make it look too washed out if I did the same??

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    1. I think that contrast is always good. If you would like to stick with gray, make sure that the shade(s) you use still provide nice contrast for a bit of pop. There's such a wide spectrum of shades, so you should have plenty of options. I'm sorry my response took so long. Good luck!

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  8. This is beautiful! ! How many Jars of the metallic paint did you use?

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  9. This is beautiful! ! How many Jars of the metallic paint did you use?

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  10. This is beautiful! ! How many Jars of the metallic paint did you use?

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