We have this little alcove area in our bedroom. I guess it is suppose to be a sitting area but my husband's dresser is in the area along with our hampers and such.
I had gotten a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils and it is the Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil and decided that it would look really pretty to put into the alcove for a little something extra.
So this weekend I finally got to it and it looks great!
It was super easy to do as well!
Here's how I did it.
Before Travis deployed we painted our bedroom a medium gray color.
While my parents were here for P's birth, my dad painted our master bathroom one shade lighter on the paint chip so I used the left over paint from our bathroom for the stencil.
To begin, I measured out and used a chalk line to find the center of my wall.
I tape up my stencil so it was lined up directly centered and made sure it was level.
Luckily, they provided me a trusty little level that you slip right onto the stencil so you don't have to fiddle with an actual large level. It was great!
I also had a roller to complete the stencil with but decided to do it with a stencil brush since I have textured wall and I was trying to eliminate as much bleeding as possible.
I made sure my brush did not have a lot of excess paint and put it on the wall in a circular motion.
After getting my first stencil done directly center, I worked my way up, to the left and right and to the bottom and filled in accordingly.
I kept my chalk line up the entire time to help line up my stencil across my wall.
Once I was complete, I just took a baby wipe and wiped my wall down and away went the line.
I love the finished result!
Plus it didn't take me that long to complete.
I probably could have had it done in one day but I had to work during Miss P's nap times so I finished it in a few days.
I love how it looks with our furniture as well.
It KINDA makes me want to continue it along the rest of the wall but I think I will hold off.
But now that this is complete it really makes me want to finish other projects in our bedroom such as: -deciding on art work for that wall
-buying a chair and table for that corner
-and paint our hampers and get rid of the natural wood color that now looks VERY orange next to our gray walls and dark brown furniture.
Hopefully I can get some of these things crossed off before Travis comes home! We'll see!