Just Call Me Stencil Queen
I’ve taken on quite a few (thousand) stencil projects in my 33 years. I think I lost count after about number 12. I’ve always, or maybe the last five years or so, LOVED wallpaper. However, we couldn’t always afford it and seeing that I love a good house project once every few hours or so, stenciling seemed to be the perfect fit. The problem though is that I absolutely detest painting. Maybe because I am such a perfectionist or maybe because it takes five times longer to tape off the room than to actually paint, whatever the reason I usually dread stenciling. HOWEVER, that lasts about five minutes and once I get everything prepped, taped and ready to go I honestly love the little creative getaway. You can see some of my previous stencil endeavors HERE.
For this project, my very first stencil project in our new home might I add, I teamed up with Cutting Edge Stencils to bring you a fresh take on stencils! Forget the ivy kitchen borders and red apples of your past, there are so many amazing options and the pattern/color combinations are endless. Of course I had to get a bit colorful, but I LOVE the finished product and I challenge you to try this at home and share it with me! ([email protected])
Formerly Known As “After”
Wall Color: Pageant Green by Behr
(I HIGHLY recommend Cutting Edge Stencil’s “Stencil Essentials Kit” Pictured Above)
4″ Dense Foam Roller w/ Handle
Extra 2-4″ Foam Rollers (I used one per color)
Clip on Stencil Level
Stencil Brush (for touch-ups)
Anita’s Metallic Craft Paint- Classic Gold
Anita’s Metallic Craft Paint- Bronze
Anita’s Metallic Craft Paint-White
FolkArt Acrylic Paint- Spun Sugar
Cutting Edge Stencil’s Symmetry Allover Stencil
The “How To”
Here’s a fun little video tutorial…
*CLICK THE BOX IN THE LOWER RIGHT HAND CORNER TO MAKE THE VIDEO FULL SCREEN*
In hopes that pictures speak louder than words, and seeing as though I took A LOT, I will let you see most of the process for yourself. Here’s my tips for the perfect stencil project…
1. Lay out the stencil AS SOON as you receive it to make the stencil as flat as possible.
2. Using stencil tape or painter’s tape and a level, tape the stencil to the wall or desired area.
3. For large stencils, I suggest taping across the stencil as well and moving it as you move along. This keeps the stencil even flatter against the wall.
4. Use even less paint than you’d think. More paint on the roller tends to pool up and drip behind the stencil.
5. I usually suggest starting in the center of the room or desired stencil area.
6. Once I complete the large full stencil areas, I cut down the stencil to fit the remaining narrow and small areas.
7. Once all stenciling is complete, simply touch up any drips or smears with wall paint.
8. Pat yourself on the back and e-mail me pictures of your project!
Addison’s Dress: Swanky Baby Vintage
Pink Leg Warmers: Grace & Lace
Flower Headband: London Raquel
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XOXO, Brittany Hayes
Haley B. says
Awesome job!! Its amazing how much the look of it changes, step by step! How did you choose which color to paint in your pattern? Are they at random?
Brittany Hayes says
Awe thank you! I knew I wanted to do a range of metallics since there is already so much color in that area so I chose pearl, white, bronze and gold. As far as the pattern, there really wasn’t any method to the madness. LOL! I just tried to put each color in random spots on the first stencil and then from there I could tell what color each triangle was on the stencil so I kept with that same pattern. Hope that makes sense!
Emily, Our house now a home says
This is amazing! I have not tried too much stenciling, but you make it look so easy. I love the color’s you chose for this.
I love your home! I’m from Ohio and am currently redoing our home to be more shabby chic!
Following along from TX! Love the wall!!
Well done! I really enjoyed scrolling through your posts. You’re quite talented! The stencil wall looks amazing!
Amanda Jones says
I’m reading this over in Texas! 🙂
Stacey Shipley says
Love the stencil project ❤️ entering to win!!
Here in texas!
Michelle H says
I’m from Tennessee!
Brittany! I would LOVE to win this! Dying to do some stenciling in my daughter’s bathroom. I’m a reader (and a blogger) currently living in Kansas with the good ole Army.
Love this idea over wallpapering! Hope to do it in our new home in South Carolina!
M. LeBlanc says
As always, absolutely beautiful. We used to be able to afford wallpaper, but since having three kids within 22 months (one set of twins), that changed. ;). We are in Nevada. Thank you for sharing.
Leslie Petersen says
I love this look! I’m reading from north central Texas!! 🙂
Kaitlyn @freshandvintageliving says
That looks so good!!! & love the colors you picked!!! Reading here from North Texas!! 🙂
Tennessee here! Love the stencil:)
I love what you have done
I am following your blog from OKLAHOMA!!! Thanks for the chance to win something so fun and creative. 🙂
Jessica M says
I follow from right outside Seattle, WA! I love to watch the things you create. If only I were so creative. HA! Thanks for letting us follow!
Daily reader from Ca!
avid reader from arkansas! After building 8 years ago, my home needs an entire overhaul. I’m still building up confidence to take the plunge and love your blog for inspiration!
Bridget Allen says
I’m from Kansas. I love home projects! My 14 year old would love something like this for an accent wall in he room!
Shari L. says
Another Texas reader! Love your style!
stephanie elam says
Faithful follower/stalker…lol…from good ole’ KY!!!
Krystal Mills says
Kentucky!!!..The Bluegrass State Baby!!!
Jennifer Foust says
I’m reading/watching from Arkansas and I’m obsessing over this!!
Lindsey Mascieri says
i love torturing my husband with DIY projects! I made him stencil all the walls in my 4 yr olds room! It’s time to do under the stairs just like you!!! Jersey Girl!!!
Loving it from Georgia!!
Reading from right down the street from you in Georgia!
reading from Florida))
Sydney S says
From Illinois – love this!
Tori Minton says
Love this stencil so much! cant wait to do something similar for my babys room
I love this. I would love to do a wall in our AL home.
Haley B. says
Haha, I totally missed the giveaway part, guess I was so mesmerized!! Reader from Texas!! 🙂
Tammy Damore says
WOW, this project has really peeked my interest. I spent may years stenciling, but in the past years it seemed to kind of go out of style. This however is a brand new modern version of a past love of mine. I would love to win, and do a project wall in my new study. I am just starting a remodel of this room and I am going French inspired. I wonder what your friends would recommend for me???? Do tell!!! Any way love what you did with the place.
Love your chic & fun style! I follow your blog from Indiana:)
Kathryn Goldberg says
im reading from Richmond, va. Absolutely love ur blog.
Ginelle Bathauer says
loving your blog from Columbus, GA! Hugs!!
i love this! i’m curious, too – how did you decide which colors to put where? is there a method to the “pattern?” it looks great!! and of course – i’m reading from GA 😉
Brittany Hayes says
Hey girlie! I knew I wanted to do a range of metallics since there is already so much color in that area so I chose pearl, white, bronze and gold. As far as the pattern, there really wasn’t any method to the madness. LOL! I just tried to put each color in random spots on the first stencil and then from there I could tell what color each triangle was on the stencil so I kept with that same pattern. Hope that makes sense!
I stumbled upon your blog a while ago and I’m so glad I did! Love that stenciled wall, hail from good ole Oklahoma!
Northwest Ga Girl here!
Love it. Following from Destin.
Liz Beaton says
Following from Ontario, Canada. I don’t know how you do it all! So fab.
Mona Weeden says
Love your work here in Mississippi. My Grandaughter has your baby bedding line. It’s just beautifu.