Yesterday I shared with you how I painted my kitchen Cyprus Grass – but I told you I had a few more projects up my sleeve!!
The first is stenciling!
Stenciling is so popular and trendy right now – I little bit ago I posted that I was thinking about maybe wallpapering – but everyone talked me out of it and so I thought that a fun stencil would be the next best thing. I’ll be honest – I have tired to stencil before and both projects ended up major project fails – but how could I go wrong with a large blank wall?? I barrowed the Allover Pattern Stencil: Morrish Trellis from my SIL – and got busy stenciling!! Here are some tips for HOW TO STENCIL A WALL:
I used some spray adhesive – but in the end found it was much easier to just use blue painters tape.
You will see all the tape in a later photo.
For the color – I used the cyprus grass mixed with some white. I still wanted a green color but didn’t want it to clash so using a little bit of white was the perfect solution.
One of the biggest stenciling tips I can give you is – you don’t really need that much paint!
I used a small brush – and barely rolled on any paint.
When I rolled it on – I rolled a couple times over each open area. Since there isn’t a lot of paint on your brush you need to push firmly – and you won’t get hardly any leakage. After each stencil I would immediately pull the stencil off and make sure there was no leakage and if there was any I would use a wet wipe and wipe it off – I didn’t have to it that often but it was nice to fix it right then if I did find a problem.
GO SLOW!!! LET THE PAINT DRY!!! ALWAYS MARK WHERE THE STENCIL GOES!!!
I used a pencil to mark where the stencil should line up and then I simply used a soapy washcloth to wipe off all the marks. It was really simple.
It took me ALL.DAY.LONG to stencil this wall – but it was so worth it and I love the outcome!
It really brightens up my kitchen and adds a lot of character – I just love it!
Like walk into the kitchen just to see it because it is so awesome –love it!
Do you like it? Are you liking the stenciling trend? Have you stenciled anything?
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