Stenciled Bedroom Wall

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! 

allison

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  • Christina
    August 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    That's one of my most favorite stencils from them!! Love it…it's subtle and so pretty 🙂 Good job Allison!

  • Lindy @ Veni Vidi Scrappy
    August 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Allison – that looks great! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    August 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    It looks great, Allison! I love the look of using a similar color for the stencil. Totally how I would do it if I had the patience to stencil a wall. 🙂

  • Cynthia
    August 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I love the stencil. It came out fabulous.

    Cynthia

  • Beverly {Flamingo Toes}
    August 29, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    This is sooooo pretty Allison!! I love the paint you used and that stencil is just perfect! It really brightens up that wall!

  • Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty
    August 30, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I admire your stenciling abilities. me + stencils = hot mess!! Your room looks great & I bet it feels great to get something checked off your list!

  • Megan
    August 30, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Love it. Love their stencils 🙂

  • Holly
    August 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Beautiful!!
    Holly
    McCallManor

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now
    August 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    It looks great! I have a dining room that needs to be stenciled, but I have to hold off until I finish some other stuff. :s Love the pattern you used. 🙂

  • Steph @ The Silly Pearl
    August 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    So pretty! Great job with the stencils!

  • nest of posies
    August 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    this looks awesome! i'm so impressed you did this with little P in the house! wonder woman, you are!!!

  • Kristol Faucheux
    August 31, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Looks Great Allison!! I've been wanting to try one. I'm glad to know it's not too hard!

  • Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies
    August 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    What a fun wall now. Love the pattern.

  • K Coake
    September 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Looks fantastic! You did a fantastic job.