Monday, June 25, 2012

Stencil Wall

I have finally finished the DIY stenciling in the loft area of our home! Seriously, this took me so much longer than I had planned and I'm not going to lie it was harder then I though.
 With that said it is done and I am very happy with the end result! It is now one of my favorite areas in the house! 


 Here are some tips to make things a little easier for you.  

  • Use a good stencil! I purchased mine through Cutting Edge Stencils.
  • Practice first! There definitely is a little learning curve to figure out how much pressure and paint you should use. I didn't do this and I had to wash the wall and start over. :/
  • Start on the area of the wall that will be seen the least. 
  • Use a foam roller with rounded edges so that the edges of the roller do not catch the stencil. I bought the kit with the stencil and it worked great! 


  • Make surer your stencil is level, this may seem like a DUH point but it happens. I purchased the clip on level, but did not realize I didn't have it attached straight to my stencil.  My first few stencils ended up being crooked. 

  • Remember that it is a stencil.  That means that there will be a few imperfections. Its ok the only person that will see them are you. 
  • Less paint is better. You don't want it to bleed through the cracks.

Finished Results! What do you think??









XoXo,


2 comments:

  1. You did such a great job!
    Yeah, stenciling "sounds" easy but man... I bet that took forever..
    Looks great x

    - Shubana
    -- CoeurDecors

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  2. I love this! You did such a wonderful job. I really like how you decorated and placed your items against the stenciled wall....NICE!

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