I love stencils because you can get the look of wallpaper without the commitment. They can easily be painted over if you grow tired of them.
This stencil project wasn’t hard, it just required a little patience and time (and some good music!).
Since I didn’t really have a central point (the doorway is off to the side), I decided to start at the end of my kitchen hood and work my way across the wall.
Your stenciling success will depend on your paint usage. Less is more in this situation! (For this entire wall, I only used a quarter of a pint of paint.) I used a foam roller for the flat areas and a stencil brush for the more difficult areas – like the ceiling line.
Don’t get lazy and stop measuring or using a level. This is what can happen:
I just painted over the section, let it dry and used my level to make sure the stencil was right this time before I re-stenciled.
And here’s my finished product!
My walls are painted in Valspar’s Cincinnatian Hotel Briggs Beige and the pattern was stenciled in a cream color.
Here’s a Lena photo bomb. And yes, she’s wearing wolf ears.
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