It has been a few years ago now that I did my first stenciled wall. I had won thru another blogger a gift certificate to Cutting Edge. I was just delighted with the stencil and loved how it turned out!
|You can find the post for this wall here
So when Chantel decided to re-paint her room she thought it might be a good idea for me to stencil a wall for her.
She painted her room in Regal purple. She paid for the paint herself and painted it all herself too. She is a very independent 15 year old. I really like it--looks very young adult to me.
The color looks very much like the hair color she recently had.
She knows how much work it is to stencil a wall...and that I am a night owl. So she decided she should go camping with a friend while I stenciled her wall.
So while she went off to have fun I was stenciling.
It is a long process since I like to let the stencil dry between each stencil as to not make a mess. I am a perfectionist and you have to embrace imperfection with stenciling. If you ever want to finish anyway! :)
I used acrylic craft paint in white and I thought it looks so beautiful on the purple! Very dramatic.
Sophia was my assistant. I was so worried she would get cat paw prints in Chantel's room. My nickname for Chantel is "Miss Picky Pants" so I knew Sophia better not make any messes!
It is a slow process but it is kind of fun when you see how pretty it is going to look.
I used a foam roller for smooth surfaces when I stencil.
To keep things level I use a level that hangs on the stencil--love it!
My stenciling assistant was quite the step stool hog.
Then she got darn right lazy.
The hardest part of stenciling is doing the edges or any place where you have to do a partial stencil. Going around the window was not a load of fun. I do think all the work is worth it though because I love the look.
The first time Chantel saw her room it looked like this...
Janae helped her and they painted it to be more to her liking...
She made her room her just perfect for a 12 year old girl.
Now that she is almost 16, Chantel has grown up so much in this bedroom. Her bedroom has grown up too. I am so happy she has made it what she likes.
Because that is what makes a house a home!
Thanks for visiting!