I’ve been wanting to do something to this wall for a while.
My first idea was stripes.
But then I remembered I love stencils.
Ever since the 8th grade.
I wanted to do the green ivy stencil as a border in my kitchen when I got older.
It was the 90s.
In 8th grade I was also convinced that I wouldn’t get married till I was 30 and that I was bound to meet that special someone at a pet store where we had both coincidentally taken our dogs to buy some food.
I also had a crush on Boyd Law in 8th grade.
We should just be thankful I was wrong about all those great ideas.
I really like this for this type of wall. It’s really graphic so I don’t have to do a ton to the space, which I’ve always struggled with decorating but small enough area it didn’t take ages to do.
I made my own stencil.
I had a plastic template sheet on hand.
I Googled quilting designs and found one I liked.
Printed it out.
Traced it on the plastic sheet.
Then used an x-acto knife to cut it out. (I put it on my cutting mat.)
I bought paint in a color two shades darker than my wall and in a different finish.
My wall is semi-gloss and the stencil is matte.
This wall took about two hours.
Not including an intermission of Project Runway.
And a brief pause when Meg fell out of her bed.
Try your template out on a large piece of paper.
This is a really good idea. I was originally going to do my stencil square but decided to do it on the diagonal after trying it out.
Buy good painters tape to hold your stencil in place.
I used a small foam roller.
Don’t put a ton of paint on it. It will drip and make the edges of the stencil rough.
Hope you have fun plans for the weekend,